Thursday, November 13, 2008

Embargo Over?

For the first time in all this time will I post something on the political issue, it's a news report I heard today over the radio:
"Bolivian and Brazilian Presidents Call on Barack Obama to Lift Economic Blockade Against Cuba

La Paz, November 5 (RHC)-- Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, urged U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to lift Washington's economic blockade against Cuba.

Morales said: "We hope Obama will lift Washington's economic blockade against Cuba, in addition to withdrawing U.S. troops from several countries."

For his part, Lula highlighted that Washington's anti-Cuba policy "does not make sense." Peruvian opposition leader Ollanta Humala made a similar statement.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by Venezuela's Foreign Ministry characterized the results of the U.S. election as "historic" and President Hugo Chavez congratulated President-elect Obama "for his important victory."

Mexican President Felipe Calderón, Uruguay's Tabaré Vásquez and Chile's Michelle Bachelet sent their congratulations to the newly elected president of the United States, who will take office in January next year.

Several European leaders greeted Obama's victory and called for a strengthening of relations between the United States and the so-called Old Continent.

Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, his counterpart from Ireland Brian Cowen, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also congratulated the first African American president of the United States.

Chinese President Hu Jiantao, expressed his country's hopes that Obama can strengthen cooperation between both nations and stressed that the U.S. election opens a new stage for the country. "

Not only do I hope he does that, but he better remove that blockade since he's a socialist and soooo many people are embracing socialism with absolutely no problem, to not remove it would be very hypocrite of him. I wonder though if that does happen, what will the Cuban community living in the US and other parts of the world do? will they stay where they are? will they go back? Just my 2 cents.

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