Florida Republican congresswoman Maria Salazar shouts out her demands that the US take an active role in supporting anti-government protests in Cuba. This, as the Fox News lineup has been fulminating over the missed opportunities to do the same—meddle—with respect to Iran, and other countries that neoconservatives feel we should “help” be as “free” as we.
Showing comity to Cuba by allowing commerce with its people, as Barack Obama had dared to do—oh no! We can’t have that. That the Fox bots will not condone.
Trade and robust free exchange with Cuba is all I want to see. For the rest, let the Cubans fight their own battles.
Yes, “Cuba is in the midst of [the usual] economic crisis and has been hit hard by US sanctions and Covid.” Allowing Americans to trade with Cubans is the best—perhaps the only—antidote to the problem that is Cuba.
From conservatives, let’s hear more about the glories of free-market capitalism, the suppression of which accounts for Cuba’s abject misery. US Government declarations “in support of the people,” whatever that means, are worth nothing.
Curious: Why does Rep. Salazar refer to the Cubans in her Florida district as exiles? Surely if they are now Americans they are home, and not in exile.