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that is, to quote Alvin Blanco.

On the same day a Republican congressional subcommittee introduces a bill to restrict Americans from traveling to Cuba Cuban diplomant Llanio González Pérez, referred to as Agent Llanio González Pérez by Capital Hill Cuban anti-everything-Cuban-and-democratic Mauricio Claver-Carone, has a mini seminar in Miami to inform Cubans who reside outside the island that they should come home to operate their own businesses, proper housing might be a problem, other than that bring your money and set up shop.

Apologies that the link to Llanio González Pérez is in Spanish. Could not find one in English.

The introduced provision is part of a larger Treasury Department services spending bill which approved the cultural trip that Jay-Z and Beyonce took to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary.

Part of a larger $17 billion financial services spending bill that funds the operations of several agencies, including the Treasury Department, which approved the cultural trip that included Jay-Z and Beyonce.  
This is just so everybody knows. Cubans can travel anywhere, earn some dollars or whatever currency, while staying abroad as long as they please and return to potential entrepreneurship of sorts.

American citizens currently are restricted to travel to Cuba by the US with only a US mandated itinerary unless this bill passes. Then your trip may be only approved if you are pursing an academic study related to a degree program.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z vacation seemingly stirs Cuba anti-travel bill in US House

It may not pass. But as long as no-one is looking, it might.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    A good horse is never a bad color.

    by CcVenussPromise on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 01:06:04 PM PDT

  •  US travel policy on Cuba is a relic of the Cold (7+ / 0-)

    War. It's time for a change.

    So many books--so little time. Economic Left/Right -7.88 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -6.97

    by Louisiana 1976 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 01:10:31 PM PDT

  •  I can travel to North Korea, Iran and Syria (4+ / 0-)
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    Pinto Pony, CcVenussPromise, Lujane, Woody

    and all the US immigration officer is likely to say to me when I re-enter the US is "Welcome home", but I can't legally travel to a country 90 miles off the coast of Florida that hasn't even done anything to us in 50 years. It's time to change this policy.

    "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

    by yg17 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 01:26:55 PM PDT

    •  They didn't do anything to us 50 years ago either. (4+ / 0-)
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      dadadata, PeterHug, Woody, CcVenussPromise

      Basically, the rich white people of Cuba got thrown the fuck out and they've had a stick up their ass about it for years.

      At least younger Cubans understand they're never getting their land and elite status back. Never.

      Get over it.

      •  LOL, sort of, yes. (0+ / 0-)

        There is a grain of truth there. But we acknowledge that Castro and Che committed murders to establish domination. Some folks who came to the US were middle class, they were mostly white but not all, when a family member disappeared or one was threatened with violence they decided to try the US or Spain, or Puerto Rico, Venezuela, etc..

         Che - The killing machine

        El paredón - that wall of blood.

        Even with Castro the racism continued. Afro Cubans still struggle to an extent. LOS NEGROS Y EL RÉGIMEN POLÍTICO EN CUBA.

        Other ethnicities as well: Chinese Cubans were bottom of the totem poll, the small Japanese Cuban community,  the English speaking community of Baragua who also happens to be mostly British West Indies ancestry, et al.

        Lets remember the Castro regime rounded up anyone for a supposed force labor camp and some were never seen again:

        This camp was the precursor to the eventual systematic confinement, starting in 1965 in the province of Camagüey, of dissidents, homosexuals, AIDS victims, Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Afro-Cuban priests, and other such scum, under the banner of Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, or Military Units to Help Production. Herded into buses and trucks, the “unfit” would be transported at gunpoint into concentration camps organized on the Guanahacabibes mold. Some would never return;
        It's time to put that all behind us. New times for Cuba,  we need to join them in moving on.

        A good horse is never a bad color.

        by CcVenussPromise on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 01:07:25 AM PDT

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