So Obama’s going to Cuba tomorrow, Sunday. I have been listening to and reading media stories on the trip. The one thing they come up with that’s positive for America is that it will encourage tourism. I wonder if the White House knows the Cuban people are not financially well off, at least not the normal Cuban. What type of tourism could they do here and how much will they be spending, Mr. Obama? Are we going to subsidize this?
There’s a State Dinner, Michelle and the daughters are going, too…tourism, chats with bigwigs, but he will not supposedly meet with Fidel Castro.
WHICH CUBA WILL THEY SHOW TO OBAMA AND THE FAMILY?
THIS ARTICLE says “But ordinary Cubans interviewed on Thursday said they have seen little improvement in their lives and they hope Obama’s trip will help them see more benefits from the re-establishment of relations.
and “Until now we haven’t seen any direct impact on the economic well-being of the Cuban people,” said Jose Miguel Gomez, a merchant sailor. “The visit will be important because it may lead to more agreements in the warming between the two countries.”
“The figures show that the situation has clearly worsened more than a year after the re-establishment of relations between the two governments,” said Elizardo Sanchez, head of the non-governmental Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation. “The state of civil and political rights in Cuba is imposed by a government that has no inclination to change things.”
What are your thoughts? I watched a newsman on CNN who’s just been there and he glowed about the Cuban peoples’ hospitality, which I believe is true. He also waxed on and on about the opportunities now afforded the Cuban people since this kind of ‘detente’ has happened, their optimism. But then we read and hear that nothing’s really changed.
Thoughts about Cuba and Obama’s trip? It’s still winter…is this another White House Snow Job?