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Castro regime initiating secret rapprochement with sympathetic Cuban ‘exiles’

Via AFP (my translation):

Cuba initiates discrete rapprochement with emigrants

The government of Raul Castro is initiating discrete rapprochement with Cuban emigre in the U.S. and other countries who are looking to quell tensions from the past half-century and realistically accept the ties that distance and ideology have not been able to break.

The backdrop for this rapprochement is the "reconciliation" promoted by the Catholic Church for the 2012 Jubilee Year marking the 500 year anniversary of the apparition on the island of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, the national patron saint, that is being celebrated during the visit by Pope Benedict XVI March 26 through 28.

The archdiocese of Miami, the capital of anti-Castroism, is preparing a pilgrimage to Cuba during the papal visit for hundreds of Catholics, an event that was unsuccessful during the historic visit by John Paul II in 1998, but now does not have obstacles preventing it since Raul Castro now has permanent dialog with the Church since May of 2010.

Raul Castro, who took over control from his sick brother Fidel in 2006, announced in August 2011 migratory reforms, which have yet to be implemented, "as an incremental contribution to the connection between the nation and its community of emigrants."

Read the entire article (in Spanish) HERE.

5 comments to Castro regime initiating secret rapprochement with sympathetic Cuban ‘exiles’

  • asombra

    But of course. Gotta keep that "diaspora" revenue coming in and growing. Makes perfect sense--for Castro, Inc.

  • asombra

    But don't blame Castro, Inc. for this, which would be like blaming a cobra for being poisonous. Blame those "emigrants" prepared to play along and continue propping up a hellish totalitarian tyranny that has destroyed their country.

  • OmarD

    Holy Memories of "El Dialogo Con La Comunidad Cubana En El Exterior" I've seen this movie and its cast of characters- Didn't like it at all.

  • asombra

    The idea of reconciliation requires, repeat, REQUIRES, that the guilty admit their guilt (ALL of it), sincerely repent, ask for forgiveness, and stand trial as appropriate depending on their offenses/crimes. Otherwise, we're talking FARCE, not to say BULLSHIT.

    Somehow, I don't think that's the kind of reconciliation Castro, Inc. (or the RCC, for that matter) has in mind.

  • Rayarena

    Asombra,

    "Somehow, I don't think that's the kind of reconciliation Castro, Inc. (or the RCC, for that matter) has in mind."

    You're right. That's not the type of reconciliation that they have in mind. They mean complete and total capitulation by the so-called "hard line" Cuban exiles. Of course, with nothing in return. The castro mafia can stay in power and we must do nothing to upset them at all.