King Raul’s minions are desperately trying to sign as many accords as possible with the lame duck occupant of the White House before his term in office expires.
The Castronoids and the Obamanoids have a strategy: tie as many knots as possible between the two regimes in order to make it hard for the Trumpinator to undo the effects of Normalization Circus.
This strategy may work, at least in part.
Take, for instance, the case of Obamacare, which the Trumpinator will not be able to undo in one fell swoop, but rather in increments.
Top Castronoid Josefina Vidal says she hopes that the Trumpinator will continue the Circus, but only under present conditions.
In other words, the Circus must go on without ANY concessions whatsoever from the Castro regime.
Speaking for all Cubans, Vidal said none of the “principles” that “all Cubans” believe in can be abandoned.
Yes, “principles” such as these: no freedom of speech, no freedom of the press, no freedom of assembly, no elections, no private property, no free enterprise, no labor unions, etc….
Shakespearean wish of the day: A plague on both your houses!.
From Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters)
Cuba wants to sign accords with U.S. before Obama exit: officials
Cuba said on Wednesday it hoped to sign off on at least half a dozen agreements with the United States before businessman Donald Trump, who has threatened to derail detente between the former Cold War foes, becomes president on Jan. 20.
Cuban and U.S. officials held talks in Havana to discuss what more could be accomplished during President Barack Obama’s remaining weeks in office, agreeing to arrange more high-level visits and technical meetings.
The more Cuba and the United States deepen their detente, the more irreversible it will become, analysts said.
“At the moment we are negotiating 12 more (accords) with the aim to be able to conclude and sign a majority of them,” Josefina Vidal, the Cuban foreign ministry’s director of U.S. affairs, told a news conference.
The accords would be in areas such as seismology and meteorology, she said, adding that Cuba and the United States had already signed a dozen accords in the two years since they agreed to normalize relations, ending decades of hostility.
They have also opened embassies, restored commercial flights and opened travel options.
But some fear all that is now at stake, given Republican Trump has said he would seek to reverse the opening unless Communist-ruled Cuba gives the United States what he calls a “better deal”.
Vidal declined to comment on Trump’s statements but said she hoped his administration would recognize that the detente had the backing of most Cubans and Americans.
“Cuba would hope the new U.S. government takes into account the results we have achieved… that are backed by the majority of the Cuban population (and) U.S. citizens,” she said.
Cuba was willing to continue improving relations but “within the respect of the existing differences and without having to make any kind of concession to the principles in which Cuba firmly believes,” Vidal added.
In Washington on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs to urge Trump to continue the thaw.