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There are ‘Think Tanks’ and then there are ‘In the Tanks’

Capitol Hill Cubans shows us the difference between a "Think Tank" event on Cuba and an "In the Tank" event on Cuba:

Think Tank vs. Being "In the Tank"

Leading up to Cuban Independence Day (May 20th), two Washington, D.C. think tanks are hosting Cuba-related events.

On May 18th, The Heritage Foundation will host "An Act of Solidarity with the People of Cuba: The Struggle for Freedom Continues," which will feature testimonies from pro-democracy leaders on-and-off the island and comparative perspectives with Eastern Europe.

Meanwhile, that same day, the Brookings Institution will host, "Balancing Preservation and Transformation in Cuba: A Conversation with Eusebio Leal" -- a tourism promotion gathering with the Castro regime's official historian.

According to Brooking's description of the event:

"Cuba is undergoing a gradual economic and social transformation that potentially carries great importance for the island nation, as well as for its relationships with the United States and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean."

That's right, Brookings only likes to discuss so-called intra-regime "social and economic transformation" because the concepts of democracy, civil and political rights -- you know, the bedrocks of human freedom -- are apparently too risqué for them.

Or because the Castro regime might deny their next visiting "delegation" visas and the red carpet treatment upon arrival.

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