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Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

Friday, July 16, 2021

Michael Smerconish: 'Cuba Libre'

Source:Michael Smerconish- talking about Cuba.

"In response to recent mass protests in Cuba, Biden called the nation a "failed state" and communism a "failed system." 

Christopher P. Baker, a travel journalist, tour guide, and Cuba expert, joins me to discuss. What do the protests mean for US foreign policy? Plus, I reminisce on my 2016 trip to Cuba with Baker." 


To answer Michael Smerconish's question myself about what should if anything be done about Cuba, at least coming from America: President Joe Biden and his administration need to stand with the Cuban people and speak out against any possible crackdowns and new oppressions that come from the Communist Regime there. Speak out against the failures of Communists and communism in Cuba and stand with people there who speaking out in favor of freedom and the failures of the Cuban Government. 

I believe you have Cubans speaking out in favor of their own freedom and against communism, but these large protests there are about the latest Communist failures having to do with the shortages of food and medicine. I believe without those shortages, you don't have Cubans in the capital of Havana speaking out in favor of their freedom right now, because we weren't seeing that at least pre-Covid. I think with Cuba unable to deal with these current shortages as it has to do with food and medicine, is the reason why they're speaking out against the Communist Regime there. 

What America shouldn't do is increase sanctions on Cuba and if anything it's time for President Biden to risk taking on the Cuban-American community in Florida and try to reach out with the Communist Regime and tell them if they leave their own people alone and let them live at least somewhat freely, their country could expand economically, which would benefit the Cuban people. Even if it also benefits the Communists there, the benefits that would have on the Cuban people would outweigh anything that the Communists could gain from that, because the money and business would be going to the people. 

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