US: Same objective, different strategy for Cuba

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

fidel y nixon 5raul y obama 2Obama’s actions prior to his visit

By Néstor García Iturbe
February 20, 2016


 This translated version, without subheads, appeared on

Obama’s visit to Cuba in context

Many of those “well versed in the material” are saying that in our remaining days before the Nobel Peace Prize winner arrives in Cuba surely the U.S. government will make some gestures toward our country that will “sweeten” the environment so that when the welcoming takes place, the climate will be favorable for the visit.

I don’t imagine that the reception will be along the lines of the film “Welcome Mr. Marshall” with a long row of people, from the airport to the place where he is going to stay, all holding little U.S. flags, and musical groups playing the Marines’ Hymn as the motorcade passes by. (1)  That’s all well and good, but not too much of it!

It looks…

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