When you speak of the embargo – and please note that I use the correct terminology – and how the “trade restrictions” imposed under same cause material difficulties, what exactly do you mean?
Please note that currently, the US if Cuba’s number one supplier of food and probably medicine, and that Cuba has always traded “freely” with almost every other country in the world.
And please clarify with what entities, exactly, will US businesses be “trading” with.
Also, how will the American tourists that would flock to Cuba should these travel restrictions be lifted prevent open acts of hostility like those forced upon you and other Cuban bloggers and how will the millions in US tourist dollars help ease the conditions of incarcerated Cubans like Antunez, Tamayo, Biscet and Ferrer?
And with all due respect, when you mention Cuba’s “sovereignty”, does that include the government of Venezuela as well?
And, if you will, how is it that these new “cultural exchanges” you speak of, which have been taking place already for decades, will help promote some kind of “change” within Cuba?
And, I’ve got to say that I find the argument that said embargo is used by your government to support a maxim that contributes to a lack of freedom of Cuban citizens rather illogical. First because you know and state that the maxim is based on a false premise and second because it appears that you are advocating trade with the very same government that usurps the freedom of Cuban citizens. Is this what you want? For US companies and corporations to be free to “trade” with the those in complete charge of Cuba’s “inefficient state-run economy?” Because I can assure you that US businesses would be more than happy and totally willing to place businesses in a country where said business would not have to worry one bit about worker’s rights or employee benefits, given that the government in control of said employees takes careoif that perfectly well for them, from a purely business and money making point of view, especially since no one could accuse said business directly of slave labor or indentured servitude.
And one final question. Since lifting the embargo and trade and travel restrictions would, in effect, be the normalization of US/Cuba relations, do you also advocate repealing the Cuban Adjustment act and it’s associated treatises? Where all Cubans wanting to come to the US would no longer be given immigration carte blanche and would be subject to the exact same immigration policies held for all other nations with which the US has normal relations?
Son preguntas sanas y sin malicia, pero sumamente importante.