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Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by popsmayhem
Actually aside from Soviet nukes and the whole Cuban missile crisis, the Soviets did port calls to Cuba.
Transisition from a dictatorial style setup to a democratic one is a delicate transisiton, and we can see former east block countries as evidence of how wrong it can go if not done correctly.
The Cuban government to me looks to be heading in that direction. They look like they are doing it in stages, Let the economy reforms kick in and see how it goes from there. If its successful I can see local elections / regional elections coming up as the next thing to watch.
A communist style government does not mean doom to all. We can see that in democratic countries where governments stray off the reservation and cause problems.
It looks like Cuba is pulling some plays from china. Might as well since they seem to work there.
While I agree caution is needed, we shouldnt wait to long or else we might loose out on a historic opprotunity.
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
It's time for us to let bygones be bygones already with Cuba. I mean honestly how long can this country
hold a grudge. But then again I suppose as long as they continue to be buddy, buddy with that raving loon Cavez that puts a damper on it.edit on 9/29/2011 by CaptGizmo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by grey580
The political climate with cuba is a result of the exile community and the castro regime.
Not so much of the USA towards Cuba. Back before Fidel was in power there was plenty of free trade back and forth between Havana and Miami.