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  • asombra: There’s a misspelling on that plaque. It should have read “Esta es tu caca, Fidel.”

  • asombra: Don’t worry. Castro, Inc. knows what it’s doing, and it knows its public.

  • asombra: Either these people are pitiful idiots or they think everyone else is.

  • asombra: Because, you know, Reuters cares SO much about Cubans, so it really “feels their pain.” Just like Clinton did.

  • asombra: Well, at least Batista didn’t run around in military garb, which he was more entitled to do than either Castro tyrant.

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Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) criticizes U.S. Chamber of Commerce trip to Cuba

Via the AP in the Huffington Post:

Bob Menenedez Criticizes Chamber Of Commerce's Cuba Trip

BOB MENENDEZ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman has told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he believes its trip to Cuba is a bad idea.

Writing to the chamber, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey said Cuba isn't an attractive investment opportunity because the government unjustifiably jails foreign business leaders and breaks international labor standards. He questions the merits of engaging a government controlling almost all the country's economic activity.

Chamber head Thomas J. Donohue is meeting with entrepreneurs, officials and university students. U.S. business executives traveled with him. The delegation arrived Tuesday afternoon in Havana and met with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

"I hope to go home with a very clear message of progress that's being made in Cuba on free enterprise and private employment and great progress in small business," Donohue said. "And that I hope to go home with other information as well."

Chamber officials say it is the organization's first visit to the island since 1999.

The delegation was scheduled to visit an auto-repair cooperative Wednesday.

Cuba has legalized private businesses in many fields since 2010, creating thousands of independent entrepreneurs.

But Menendez reminds the chamber the five-decade U.S. embargo against Cuba is unlikely to be lifted soon. He says Cuba must release political prisoners and give citizens their rights.

You can read the text of Sen. Menendez's letter HERE.

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