Today several US airlines are preparing themselves to break the American laws and start doing business with the communist island of Cuba.
Perhaps some of those airlines are cold-blooded materialistic businesses, looking at the money they can make by breaking the law that prohibits them to visit the island and do business with a
government that is openly considered an enemy of the United States.
Others, perhaps, may be thinking that would be the humanitarian way of helping the country to establish a better economic standard of living for the masses in the country without realizing that nothing is further from the truth, besides also breaking the laws of the United States.
At present, the embargo, which limits American businesses from conducting business with Cuban interests, is still in effect and is the most enduring trade embargo in modern history.
Despite the existence of the embargo, the United States is the fifth largest exporter to Cuba (6.6 percent of Cuba’s imports are from the US). Cuba must, however, pay cash for all imports, as credit is not allowed.
Many people are under the misconception that by doing business with Cuba the country is going to benefit, but that is not truth; the only people that will benefit from the economic relationship between the two countries are those in the Cuban government, and their families, and those with ties to the communist regime; no one else
Doing business with Cuba is nothing more than an act of cruelty using the excuse that they are “thinking of the people of the country” and nothing else.
Why the Obama administration is so infatuated with lifting the embargo is something that we do not comprehend and find insulting to the thousands of people who have lost their lives fighting to recuperate the country that the Communists had stolen from the Cuban people.
Raul Castro has made it very clear to President Obama, and in every speech he has made since the two heads of state met for the first time.
Why the Obama administration is so infatuated with lifting the embargo is something that we do find insulting to the Cubans who have taken the United States as their adopted country — serving in the Armed Forces and even losing their life protecting the liberty and sovereignty of this nation.
It is sad to see the country that once opened its arms to the thousands of Cubans arriving here looking for freedom, taking this turn. We find it more sad and more insulting and despicable to see Cubans or those of Cuban descent making their way to the island that some of them may not even know but that perhaps the blood of their elders has been dropped on its soil while fighting for their country’s freedom — and now, the dignity and the memory of their elders are for
sale for just a few dollars in real estate or any other investment.
The Las Vegas Tribune congratulated New Jersey Governor Chris Christy when he stated that no airplane would fly from New Jersey to Cuba while he is the Governor of that state.
This newspaper has used the services of Southwest Airlines very often, but from now on the Las Vegas Tribune will do its best to refrain from using Southwest Airlines or any of those airlines authorized to fly to the communist island of Cuba.
We may not be totally successful but we will try to show our discontent with the airline for ignoring the Cuban tragedy just to make a few bloody dollars and disrespect the memory of those who died fighting for the freedom of Cuba.
Both countries, Cuba and the United States of America, had managed to maintain a very cordial and friendly relationship before Fidel Castro and his gang of communists stole the island from democracy.
The two countries maintained a very tight relationship, social, economic, cultural and diplomatic, for many years, and today under the Obama administration, that relationship has deteriorated and been destroyed due to the great interest of the Obama regime to kiss the boots of the Castro brothers, getting nothing in return, and those airlines flying to Cuba are part of that insulting disrespect for the Cuban community both on and off the island.
We hope that those offending airlines suffer the loss of all the dollars they have planned to earn and we hope that the day that those Cubans are able to regain their freedom, sovereignty and democracy, they remember who the traitors were.