Andy Garcia channels Sweig, Peters and Lopez-Levy on embargo (we report, you decide)
"The first guy who wants the embargo in place is Castro. So he can continue to point the fingers that we (the U.S.) are responsible....If America had lifted the embargo he'd have no one to point the finger at." (Andy Garcia in interview with Larry King, March 18, 2014.)
Recall that last year Andy Garcia jumped all over Babalu (this Babalu poster, actually) for wondering if he might have fallen for Castroite propaganda by making a movie glorifying Ernest Hemingway and his boat captain Gregorio Fuentes, who became a tourism apparatchik of the Castro-regime--and especially for planning the movie when tourism revenue (much of it linked to Hemingway-themed tours) was becoming increasingly vital for the Stalinist regime.
Essentially last year Garcia took Babalu to task for simply quoting him, and linking the quotes. Well, we're doing it again. Perhaps Garcia is misquoting himself again?
Perhaps Garcia's declarations during his Larry King interview shed further light on the issue?... (He goes to some pains to properly qualify the answers to King, but the essential embargo point remains to the extent that King made it a Tweet.)
As usual in these matters, folks will interpret Garcia's convoluted (and often contradictory) words to their liking. I simply point out that on top of King's tweets, his producers saw fit to also summarize and caption the lengthy interview with the anti-embargo message: