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Fruitless U.S. talks with Cuba’s dictatorship turn from mail delivery to immigration

Since 1992, the U.S. government has allowed direct mail delivery to Cuba. Nevertheless, Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S. State Department felt the need to once again conduct "talks" with the Castro dictatorship on mail delivery. And once again, the Cuban regime, the one and only impediment to direct mail service between the U.S. and Cuba, used the issue in an attempt to coerce the U.S. government into eliminating sanctions against their murderous and repressive dictatorship.

In other words, the "talks" are all talk by a totalitarian regime that is interested solely in procuring cash to fund its operations and ensure its survival.

However, the futility this obvious fact makes clear apparently does nothing to deter the Obama State Department from going back for another dose of meaningless negotiations. With the mail delivery canard out of the way, the U.S. now moves to migration talks with the Castro regime. Talks that no doubt, as they have every single time in the past, hinge solely on the U.S. rewarding the Cuban dictatorship with cash.

The AP via Fox News:

Migration talks between US and Cuba set to resume

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The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume bilateral talks on migration issues next month, a State Department official said Wednesday, the latest evidence of a thaw in chilly relations between the Cold War enemies.

Havana and Washington just wrapped up a round of separate negotiations aimed at restarting direct mail service, which has been suspended since 1963. Both sets of talks have been on hold in recent years in a dispute over the fate of U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year jail sentence in Havana after he was caught bringing communications equipment onto the island illegally.

The migration talks will be held in Washington on July 17. The State Department official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publically, spoke on condition of anonymity.

"Representatives from the Department of State are scheduled to meet with representatives of the Cuban government to discuss migration issues," the official said, adding that the talks were "consistent with our interest in promoting greater freedoms and respect for human rights in Cuba."

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