Friday, October 23, 2015

When is the Talk going to End and the Action Begin?

Santiago de Cuba Rum
Hemingway's Pilar
     We are quickly approaching a year since it was announced that the restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba were going to be lifted and very little is different today.  You still need a special VISA to travel there, and you still can't buy Cuban rum or Cigars here in American stores.

     Is this just another one of those political items to keep the American public interested din what they are doing, or they really going to take the bull by the horns and open up Cuba.   The part that I don't understand is that the countries that supplied Cuba with the missiles and other tools of war like Russia, China, and others don't have restrictions and embargo's on their products.

San Juan Hill
Old Bacardi Factory
     I find that a country that is just 90 miles from my home that I cant jump on board a ferry boat to enjoy is a real travesty.   I guess that the politics are so much more important to the country than the actions.   It is time to get off our "collective asses" and open the door to our neighbors.  This is one of the most colorful places on the earth and the people of Cuba don't deserve the treatment they are receiving from the embargo and the travel restrictions.

National Hotel
     The history, culture and products of Cuba make this island a place of beauty and fascination for so many Americans.   It is not likely that we will be attacked by a country that is struggling financially like Cuba is today.  The history of relations between Cuba and the United States in the past was one of mutual respect and two way communication and commerce.  It is time to go back to time where we can be free to travel, purchase goods and communicate with the people of Cuba.  The rhetoric needs to stop and action to get this idea into reality.  The embargo and travel restrictions need to end and allow "we the people" the freedom to enjoy the island beauty and share with the wonderful people and historic places that make Cuba such a fascinating place.

The 1939 Show at the Tropicana