Cultural Exchange To Take Place Between U.S. And Communist Cuba

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America will take part in a cultural exchange with communist Cuba.The United States placed a near total embargo on Cuba in 1962 and it has stood ever since, barring most commerce with the island nation. However, the Barack Obama Administration has decided to ease relations with the communist country.

One sign of this increased acceptance of communism is the recently agreed-to cultural exchange between the U.S. and Cuba that will involve the Florida Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. According to the St. Petersburg Times, this will be the first time that such an exchange has taken place since 1999, when Democrat Bill Clinton was in the White House.

However, such an exchange lends credibility to Cuba and its communist leaders, according to many lawmakers.

These types of exchanges “only serve as a propaganda tool for the octogenarian clique that oppresses Cuba. It is very unfortunate that some would advocate for exchanges that have little impact on bringing freedom and democracy to Cuba,” U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who heads the Committee on Foreign Affairs, told the news source.

The first trip by orchestra members will take place this coming September, reports the news provider.

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