Not Everybody is Enthusiastic about Changes In U.S. / Cuba Relationship

It's obvious that not everybody is delighted about the changes in the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.  We expected the outspoken exile community members to object, and they certainly are. But for most Americans, it's a non-event, except that many more are wondering how they can visit Cuba.

Here's an AP Article about 

Protesters: ‘It’s not the time’ for more Cuba ties" 


By RACHEL LA CORTE and CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press
Published: December 20, 2014, 1:11 pm

[Another AP Article, which can be found in various places]

The opening paragraphs of the articles state:

From the Article: - "Adolpho Sabogal walks with a Cuban flag at a protest in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Sabogal, who is originally from Columbia, said he was apolitical but came to support the Cuban community, as well as sell Cuban flags to the crowd. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)"
"MIAMI (AP) – Waving flags and chanting “Obama, traitor,” anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba.


From the Article:  Teresa Fiallo puts her thumbs down during a protest in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami on Saturday, Dec, 20, 2014 against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba. The executive orders Obama announced Wednesday can clear the way for limited exports to Cuba and freer travel by specific categories of Americans such as academics and artists, but he acknowledged his need to work with Congress to end the decades-old embargo Cuba blames for the dire condition of its infrastructure and economy. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)"
More than 200 people listened to speeches, and many carried Cuban and American flags. Some speakers emphasized unity of the Cuban-American community and said there is not a generational divide, even though most in the crowd were older.

Others blasted President Barack Obama. “The worst infamy is the pretext he used: He says it’s to help the Cuban people,” Lincoln Diaz Balart said to chuckles.

Several chants rang out among protesters: “No more flights to Cuba!” ”Viva Cuba libre!” and “Freedom for all the political prisoners.”



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