The Cuban story is not one story [“Welcome back, Cuba!” Opinion, Dec. 20]. There are many stories, one for each Cuban depending on how old he or she was when Castro took power in 1959, the date when each of us left Cuba and life circumstances before and after 1959. My mom and I…More
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As a CIA operations officer in the late-’80s and throughout the ’90s, many of my colleagues and I used to wonder why we were still wasting time, money and energy focusing on Cuba [“No quick end to embargo on Cuba,” Nation & World, Dec. 19]. The obvious alternative seemed to be taking all…More
President Obama should not be reaching out
The president’s action shows a change in our relationship with Cuba [“Obama busy at Mandela service,” News, Dec. 11].
I do not believe that Cuba is at a stage where we should be reaching out to them. Cuba is still controlled by a communist dictator. As a country that actively fights against communism, the United States should not be opening up further relations with Cuba. The United States still has a trade embargo with Cuba. President Obama has already started opening Cuba up to more U.S. tourists. While we may believe further relations with Cuba would help the Cuban people, our actions only help to tighten Castro’s hold on his dictatorship.More