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CUBA-US Half-Century of Conflict Backdrop to Alan Gross Trial


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- 3027 days ago - ipsnews.net
More than 50 years of conflict between Cuba and the United States, and in particular Washington's consistent support for dissidents in this Caribbean island nation, will leave their mark on the trial of U.S. citizen Alan Gross that began this Friday.



   

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Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:09 pm
Interesting, thanks Cal
 

Carol H (229)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 4:45 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 10:29 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 12:40 pm
Interesting article
 

Marti Williams (170)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 1:41 pm
Thanks Cal...sadly noted....
 

C. G (1)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 2:59 pm
thanks
 

Stefano Vescovini (0)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 4:03 pm
thanks
 

Ron Avila (20)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 4:32 pm
hmmmmmm
 

janet f (29)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 6:18 pm
This is the chance you take when you go to countries like Cuba. At any time they can decide that your being there is a national threat and incarcerate you. I assume Mr. Gross knew that was possible and took the chance.
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 3:38 am
Some of the Cuban reaction here is paranoia but it seems that the USA is funding subversion in Cuba.
 

Jon Stewart (37)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 10:29 am
Not enough hard data to base an opinion on THIS case, but a couple of things seem obvious to me. The US should admit the stupidity and counterproductivity of our policies toward Cuba. Just allowing a free exchange between us and the Cuban people would be to the benefit of BOTH societies... our respective governments be damned!
If the Cuban experiment with socialism wasn't under constant and unwarranted threat from the USA, perhaps the human rights issues would evaporate into thin air. They are already surpassing us in health and literacy rates, as well as stewardship of their environment. Corporate interests here see undeveloped resources to exploit. And unfortunately, a not insignificant part of the Cuban expatriate community is concerned as much with regaining the wealth many of them forfeited when they fled Cuba, as with human rights. Many of them, after all, became rich under Batista's regime in much the same way the elite became rich in places like Iran and Egypt... revolutions we see now as righteous... at least until our OWN corporate bosses decide they've lost their maleable puppets.
As long as corporate interests here own our government, "lock, stock & barrel", we will always find ourselves at odds with nations whose governments actually govern according to the will of their (human) people.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday March 7, 2011, 2:08 am
Thanks noted
 

Patricia R (13)
Monday March 7, 2011, 5:02 am
right, and the usa still continues to do business with china. how come? the wall broke in 1989 worldwide, didn't it?
 

John Y (67)
Monday March 7, 2011, 2:14 pm
Thanks, Cal.
 

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 1:01 am
Agree with Jon and Patricia. Noted with interest, thank you Cal for sharing.
 
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