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Blood on Castro Inc.’s Foreign Policy

Past experience has shown that despite consistent pressure from the international community and direct involvement from the United States, the Cuban “government” is resilient to changing its status quo. The Cuban “government” (Castro Inc.), through its menial and minimal concessions, clearly only wants more revenue from the United States to grow its corrupt and abusive empire.

Several American diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, have been injured by acoustic devices that resulted in multiple concussions and severe hearing loss, according to the Associated Press. The U.S. responded to this apparent attack by expelling two Cuban diplomats from their embassy in Washington. Although blame has not definitively been placed on the Cuban government, it is hard to fathom another perpetrator, given the limited resources the populace has access to. The Cuban government, conveniently, has denied the attacks, but an investigation is currently underway to discover who was behind this blatant act of aggression.

The embassy that was attacked opened in 2015, established by the Obama Administration in an effort to have closer ties with Castro Inc. This resulted in funding for the empire with millions of dollars from trade, tourism, and other business activities. It is clear that the establishment of this embassy has benefited Castro Inc. greatly, but the benefits for the Cuban people have yet to be seen unfortunately, and the government does not seem too keen to change any policy in the near future. 

Tensions with Castro Inc. may be high, but this issue introduces another contender into the ring. North Korea and Castro Inc. currently have closer ties than the Soviets ever had with the Caribbean island, which only serves as a stronger incentive to stop Americans from visiting Cuba’s paradise. Just recently Kim Jong-un said, “Cuba and Korea are located far from one another, but are fighting in the same trench of continuing the joint struggle against imperialism.” The U.S. government should pay close attention to this statement, and avoid loosening their attention on either one of these volatile countries.

Cuba’s threats and actions against U.N. sanctions must be taken seriously in order to protect American citizens and the global community. The analogy I enjoy giving people who are unfamiliar with Cuba is as follows: Would you enable an abusive father who withholds basic human rights from his family? My answer is no, and so should everyone else’s. This is why, when looking for places to travel, Cuba should be crossed off the list entirely. 

Castro Inc.’s belligerences and outlandish behavior has caught the personal attention of many on Capitol Hill, and perhaps one of the most outspoken speakers on this issue is Marco Rubio. Marco Rubio pointed out astutely that, “The Cuban government has been harassing U.S. personnel working in Havana for decades… This has not stopped with President Obama’s appeasement.” People rarely remember that former President Barrack Obama was in Havana when the Castro regime signed a confidential military cooperation and intelligence-sharing agreement with North Korea which was a largely under-reported slap in the face for the United States.

The issue with Castro Inc.’s foreign policy is that it involves blood. Every strategy, plan, and action that is developed by Castro Inc. involves controlling its people,and creating new revenue funds to further control and imprison its people. It’s not a political issue; it’s a human rights issue and it should be addressed sooner rather than later.

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About Francisco Colom (4 Articles)
Graduated from Roger Williams University in 2016 with a major in Accounting, and minors in Spanish, Finance, and Management. Currently a Tax Accountant at KPMG LLP. The views expressed are my own.

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