Cuban regime dissident, Yoani Sanchez who recently got a little bo-bo from regime security:
“lifting the travel ban could give better results in bringing democracy to Cuba than Raul’s indecisive measures. Both Cubans and Americans will benefit”
From this article where she comes out boldly on the side of Peters, Delahunt, Marifeli, Wilhelm, etc. and bites the Cuban-American legislative and lobbying hand that helps promote her work and her travails.
Here’s sister of Cuban opponent Antunez whose little bo-bos include 17 years in Castro’s dungeon’s, with a few more added bo-bos, such as: “His (my brother Antunez’) beatings were always accompanied by racial epithets. They set dogs on him. They denied him medical attention. They kept him from attending his mother’s funeral.”
Here’s Antunez’ sisters’ remarks from
“I believe this is not the time for the United States government to transform its policy regarding travel to Cuba. Indeed, those who, in good faith, believe that by doing this they will help the Cuban people, are mistaken. I say this as someone who was born and lived all her life in Cuba until a short time ago, and I am speaking to you about the reality I know well. Throughout all my life, I have faced and confronted the prison wardens, the State Security agents, the military personnel and agents of repression who are the true face of the regime. I know the regime’s contempt for the Cuban people, and how they show no mercy to those of us who are black. The experiences I have lived through do not allow me to fall under the spell of the regime’s sophisticated diplomats, agents of influence in key positions, or of its professional propagandists…For years, European, Canadian and Latin American tourists have traveled to Cuba without having any impact on the Cuban reality.”
Regarding “respectable” opinion, I note that the white, slender Yoani Sanchez could easily pass for a model in Cosmo, Elle or Paris Match, while Antunez is well……
And regarding this “respectable” opinion from a while back, I note that Fidel Castro is a tall, lilly-white gallego and Ernesto Guevara the grandson of Spanish Grandees, while Batista and many of his officials were sleazy mulattos or worse.
so just ‘wonderin here……….