Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

New direction in Cuban policy brings mixed reactions

April 14, 2009 by  

New direction in Cuban policy brings mixed reactionsPresident Obama has announced he would lift restrictions on Cuban-Americans’ travel and transfer of remittances to the island, a move that has attracted both praise and criticism.

According to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, Obama has also set out to promote free information among Cuban people and with the outside world as well as facilitate humanitarian aid.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her support for the decision saying, "The Cuban people deserve free and fair elections and basic human rights [but] I believe this can be achieved without dividing families and denying many Cuban Americans a chance to see their loved ones."

However, not everyone agrees with this approach.

Representative Connie Mack, a Republican from Florida, has blasted Obama for acting unilaterally and preventing Congress from debating one of the most sensitive issues in American foreign policy.

"The Castro brothers’ iron grip on Cuba continues to be a clear example of a totalitarian regime that is determined to control the thoughts, hearts and actions of the Cuban people," he said, adding that the Cuban regime is one of the most brutal in the world.

The president’s decision represents a significant shift in U.S. policy, although the nearly five decade-long economic embargo remains in place.
ADNFCR-1961-ID-19120714-ADNFCR

Personal Liberty News Desk

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “New direction in Cuban policy brings mixed reactions”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.