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McCain’s Cuba Policy: The Same Old Stuff

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Posted on May 21, 2008
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In keeping with his image as a president for yesterday, John McCain promised a crowd in Florida he would do nothing to upset the policy of isolation that has proved so ineffective in regard to Cuba. “Florida will be yours!” shouted a grateful foe of the Castro regime.


Los Angeles Times:

MIAMI—Sen. John McCain on Tuesday laid out his plans for strengthening democracy and U.S. influence in Latin America, vowing to extend free-trade pacts throughout the region and to continue isolating Cuba until the communist-ruled island frees political prisoners and allows multiparty elections.

The promises to uphold a hard line against the regime of Fidel and Raul Castro earned the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee cheers from the mostly Cuban American crowd at a town hall meeting in southwest Miami.

“Florida will be yours!” local Spanish-language radio talk show host Ninoska Perez Castellon declared from the audience. She thanked McCain for the candidate’s recognition of former political prisoners from Cuba on hand for the Cuban Independence Day event and for “refusing to deal with the Castros.”

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By rowdy, May 21, 2008 at 9:47 pm Link to this comment

“Florida will be yours!” local Spanish-language radio talk show host Ninoska Perez Castellon declared from the audience. She thanked McCain for the candidate’s recognition of former political prisoners from Cuba on hand for the Cuban Independence Day event and for “refusing to deal with the Castros.” i just checked, there are fewer than 1 million cubans in fla. i am a native, going back 7 generations. who is this stupid talk show host,with a one generation tenure, promising to deliver florida to mcsame for continuing to support stupid U.S. policies. she may have been born in cuba,but she came here, less than 10 years old.if her homeland means so fucking much to her let go back there and and quit meddling in U.S. politics. all those cubans in south fla.are knee jerk right wing repigs and florida doesn"t need them. go ahead, call me a racist. 4 hours ago i had yellow rice, black beans, shredded pork and fried plantains,with my cuban neighbors. 12 of them and they are all obama supporters and don’t give a flying fuck about the CASTRO’S. final note we live in north fla.

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