Brits aren’t obliged to parrot any “people-to-people” hogwash. They’re frankly tourists, y pal carajo!:
“I (Carol Thatcher) hoped to get a snap taken by one of my 15-strong cycling group standing by a wrought-iron image of the revolutionary hero Che Guevara……Che is your constant companion on any trip to Cuba. His image is everywhere-more so than Fidel himself. Such was his presence that our tour was dubbed “On Yer Bike With Che.”
But the Iron Lady’s daughter parrots Cuba “expertise” with the best of them. From Carol Thatcher the Cuba “Expert”:
But they are also a monument to 51 years of failed American foreign policy. Fidel and his brother Raul, who took over as president in 2008, have seen ten American presidents come and go.
Washington has achieved the opposite of its intention. Rather than starve Cuba into submission, the unrelenting trade embargo has sustained the communist regime’s grip on power. Resistance has been a matter of national pride. Cubans may have no shoelaces, but that doesn’t mean they can’t stand up to Washington.
It’s hard to accept that at some point in the past 50 years, an American politician could not have told Fidel or Raul Castro: ‘We don’t approve of communism, but we are prepared to work with you.’
(Oye pero la verdad que a este Fontova le encanta JODER!)