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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 08:56 AM

Trump's new Cuba position provokes anxiety on the island

Donald Trump's threat to undo President Barack Obama's detente with Cuba unless President Raul Castro abides by Trump's list of demands is provoking widespread anxiety among ordinary Cubans, who were paying little attention to the U.S. presidential campaign until now.

Trump had been generally supportive of Obama's reestablishment of diplomatic ties and normalization of relations, saying he thought detente was "fine" although he would have cut a better deal.

Then, in Miami on Friday, the Republican nominee said he would reverse Obama's series of executive orders unless Castro meets demands including "religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners." Castro said in a speech the following day that Cuba "will not renounce a single one of its principles," reiterating a longstanding rejection of any U.S. pressure.

While Hillary Clinton maintains an electoral college advantage, Cubans are suddenly envisioning the possibility of a U.S. president who would undo measures popular among virtually everyone on the island, from hard-line communists to advocates of greater freedom and democracy.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-cuba-position-provokes-anxiety-174042018.html

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lpbk2713 Sep 2016 #1
gordianot Sep 2016 #2
Mika Sep 2016 #3

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:01 AM

1. Don't like any of Trump's professed policies?




Just wait a minute.



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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:18 AM

2. Trump is after Cuban Cigars exclusive to Trump enterprises.

Now there would be a deal. Think of all the great hotels and golf courses the Trump clan could build.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 09:50 AM

3. Going after the RW Cuban exile vote...

 

... now a minority position in the Miamicubano demographic.


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