US governments can only invest as minority members of the company with the communist government as majority members. All companies are majority owned by the communist government.
The US companies will be supporting the violent communist government and they will have no power or authority.
US companies will have to pay normal wages to the Communist government and the government will pay the usual $20 a month. Castro will keep the money. The US companies will subscribe to communist rules. This will only empower and strengthen the regime and we got nothing for it despite the fact that we had all the power. We didn’t even get the convicted cop killer back – Joanne Chesimard,
What Obama is doing is immoral. He is interweaving US businesses with the communist government and Cuban military in charge.
Cuba Stole $7 billion from US governments in 1959 and they will never repay it because Obama will not hold them accountable. The personal property stolen is also lost.
When Obama arrived in Havana, he was met by lesser officials, not Castro, and yet he said, “You’re doing a great job” when he should have said “we’re getting in the plane and turning back.” Raul Castro always meets heads of state but not this time.
Ted Cruz slammed the president’s visit on Sunday, calling it “so sad, and so injurious to our future as well as Cuba’s, that Obama has chosen to legitimize the corrupt and oppressive Castro regime with his presence on the island.”
In a Politico op-ed the Republican presidential candidate said the administration’s actions have “[created] a channel for inside deals between large corporations and the Cuban military, which holds all the keys to the island’s economy.”
Cruz brings up the point that some might not be aware of. Cuba (and Iran) are citadels of all the American communist believes in and they are strong fighters for relations with these countries.
Communist Havana has always been a magnet for the radical chic of the left, drawn like moths to the flame of this western outpost of totalitarian Communism. Back in the 1960s, the visitors included Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael, while Che Guevara himself received Jean-Paul Sartre
Prior to this, the US fought for the oppressed but that is no longer.
Meanwhile, political prisoners languishing in dungeons across the island will hear this message: Nobody has your back. You’re alone with your tormentors. The world has forgotten about you.
They will not be on TV, rubbing elbows with the Obamas or left-wing politicians like Nancy Pelosi. There will be no mojitos at the U.S. Embassy for them. Raul Castro denies their very existence.
People should know that of the 53 prisoners released as part of this phony deal, almost every one is back in prison.
Cruz states the obvious:
The White House keeps saying that this trip will chart a new course for people-to-people relations, but all that Obama’s appeasement of the Castro dictatorship has done so far is create a channel for inside deals between large corporations and the Cuban military, which holds all the keys to the island’s economy. The effect will not be liberalization but rather the institutionalization of the Communist dictatorship as the profits from this détente will line the pockets not only of Fidel and Raul Castro, but also of Raul’s son, Alejandro Castro Espin.
Corporate cronyism, meet communist totalitarianism.
Look at what they’ve done just this weekend alone.
Over the weekend a makeshift boat was rescued off Marco Island carrying 18 desperate refugees who were willing to risk their lives rather than endure the “progress” in Cuba. Nine had perished on the journey.
The independent Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation says that 1,141 Cubans were detained for political reasons last month alone, following the 1,447 that were detained in January.
We will now export terrorism and communism to all of the Americas, not the other way around.
I urge people to read this article at Politico in its entirety.
Obama promised he would not visit Cuba until he could say with confidence that there would be some progress of freedom and liberty for ordinary Cubans. That of course did not happen but he said the visit would be “fun.” Fun to visit a brutal and repressive regime? What does it say about a president who wants to be welcomed in the house of a brutal communist dictator?
Trump also came out against it and said Obama should have turned the plane around when Castro and high level dignitaries failed to meet the appeaser at the airport.
We abandoned our core value which was to stand for the oppressed of the world as Reagan did until the wall came down. We are now in bed with communists as well as fascists and terrorists.
Let’s not forget.