Most news from our southern border means another raid on our wallets. “How many millions (billions) will this one cost us?” we wonder about “processing” (one way or the other) the latest invasion by hapless “Latino” children. You can’t help but feel for the children, but instinctively know the real beneficiaries of all the “processing” will be the corrupt, fat- cat politicians whose own policies stifle economic growth down there, hence preventing any competition to their crony capitalism.
But no problemo! Because they can always rid themselves of the resulting underclass at our expense.
Given recent history and current U.S. policy from “The Dream Act” to “immigration reform” to “Foreign Aid”, we often view the welfare of “Latinos” as directly proportional to our tax burden. There now comes a warning from south of the border that the most corrupt, rich and swinish of “Latino” fat-cats are preparing another raid on our wallets, in cahoots as usual, with our own elites. Interestingly this warning comes from a “Latino” who himself lives south of our border, a very principled and courageous man.
“If the U.S. allows financing towards Cuba, it will be the U.S. taxpayers who would sustain the Castro regime, “ writes Cuban dissident and three-time Amnesty-International prisoner of conscience Rene Gomez Manzanoin a recent samizdat smuggled from his Communist–occupied homeland. “Since it has run out of doors to knock on (for credit), the Castro regime is now focused on the United State. Lifting the embargo would be a mistake without Cuba first respecting its people's fundamental human rights…”
The big push to end what’s left of the so-called Cuba embargo is cranking into top gear, amigos. Hillary Clinton is banging the drums during her book tour claiming “the embargo is Castro’s best friend because it gives him a foil.” (never mind that the Cuban people themselves actually want it tightened!) From CNN to the New York Times, from the AP to Reuters, from NBC to ABC (all with Castro-bestowed Havana bureaus, by the way) —all have been running pieces against what’s left of the sanctions, and citing bogus polls claiming most Americans (including Cuban-Americans!) also oppose them.
Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.