15 October 2014 ~ 2 Comentarios

Carta del senador demócrata Bob Menéndez al New York Times sobre el restablecimiento de relaciones con Cuba

Bob Menendez

By U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in The New York Times:
Re “The Moment to Restore Ties to Cuba” (editorial, Oct. 12):

To suggest that critical foreign policy challenges facing President Obama around the world should motivate him to normalize relations with Cuba could not be more counterproductive.

Why would President Obama see it in our strategic interest to waste finite diplomatic resources on a country that abuses human rights and diametrically opposes our democratic ideals, at a time when the Islamic State is waging a brutal war and Russia continues to undermine all international norms through its continuing invasion of Ukraine?

Cuba’s reputation and American policy aren’t relics of the past. Cuba still silences dissent on the island, with more than 7,500 political arrests documented this year alone. An American contractor, Alan Gross, remains imprisoned on false charges, and Cuba last year tried to smuggle illegal weapons to North Korea in violation of Security Council sanctions.

Cuba’s heralded economic reforms are a euphemism for foreign investors to funnel money to state-owned enterprises and military monopolies. A select few enjoy prosperity while ordinary citizens are denied even basic needs. Instead, we’ve seen a rise of Cubans fleeing on rafts, as you reported last week.

I meet with the Cuban opposition, including Berta Soler, leader of Ladies in White, as do President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The dissidents passionately argue against lifting sanctions without reciprocity by Cuba.

Give the Cuban regime an inch, and it will take a mile.

Ill-conceived political or economic engagements rewarding tyranny do not represent American values, nor are they in the national interest.

2 Responses to “Carta del senador demócrata Bob Menéndez al New York Times sobre el restablecimiento de relaciones con Cuba”

  1. Rogelio 16 October 2014 at 2:11 pm Permalink

    Que lastima que sea Democrata

  2. imperfecto 25 October 2014 at 4:39 pm Permalink

    La dictadura Soviética de los Castro infectó desde Sao Paulo a una parte de Sud-América hace 15 años y actualmente la República Bolivariana del simio Maduro es un régimen fascista , esa es la desgracia que dejó el totalitarismo chavizta implantado , no es únicamente el horror de la dictadura comunista en Corea del Norte , el odio ideológico de las momias Fidel y Raúl no tiene suficiente con 56 años de terror y miseria en Cuba , pretenden exportar … su pedofilia-turística a países europeos cual nuevos Estados Nacional-Socialistas , es la constante y repugnante amenaza revisionista del hombre-nuevo con que soñaban los grandes tarados Vladimir Lenin , Heinrich Himmler , Salvador Allende , Nicolae Ceausescu , Pol Pot , Che Guevara , Mahmud Ahmadineyad …
    ¿ a que indocumentado se le ha pasado por la cabeza en la Casa Blanca pactar nada con semejante locura destructora ? y lo que es peor si cabe ; cómo ha llegado hasta allí …

    Sir Winston Churchill – El problema de nuestra época consiste en que sus hombres no quieren ser útiles sino importantes .


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