Sec. Hillary Clinton spoke out yesterday on some pressing issues. No, not her emails, but the lifting of the Cuban Embargo:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called for lifting the embargo on Cuba…
I am going to stop right there, because the rest is just left-wing agitprop. Luckly, we have someone like Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera to counter that nonsense:
Today, Hillary Clinton joined Barack Obama in sad political capitulation to the Castro Regime. For over 50 years, Fidel and Raul Castro have presided over a police state of where the most basic human rights are abridged, where they and their cronies are enriched, and where the regime has been a known state sponsor of terrorism.
Right on, Lt. Governor! Lopez-Cantera then goes criticizes a part of Hillary Clinton’s speech:
Mrs. Clinton also had the audacity to mention the Ladies in White today, but failed to acknowledge that abuses against them have increased since President Obama’s concessions. Lifting the trade embargo with Cuba may actually make the situation worse for the Ladies in White and other Cuban pro-democracy forces. It will do nothing but fund the machinery of violent oppression that has seen members of the Ladies in White beaten and imprisoned. Her moral blindness on Cuba is almost worse than that of President Obama; at least her husband understood the need to maintain the trade embargo against the dictatorship.
He’s right. Anyone with basic search can find this out:
The “Ladies in White” say they were rounded-up by police on Sunday (July 12th), as they tried to divert from their normal protest route in the capital, Havana.
More than 90 of them were bundled into buses off the city’s smart 5th Avenue as they headed towards the seafront, they say.
The women were planning to lay flowers in memory of the adults and children who died when the tugboat they had hijacked sank as it was pursued by the Cuban authorities in Caribbean waters.
Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera finishes strong:
Hillary Clinton made it clear today she wants to reward the Castros, but asks for nothing in return. As she surely knows, any economic benefit flowing to Cuba as the result of ending the trade embargo will not go to the Cuban people, but will enrich the Castro tyranny and cement their despotic hold on power.
A conversation about the future of Cuba is vital, but for me, the conversation must start by putting the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Cuban people first, not the desires of Fidel and Raul Castro.
If Hillary Clinton wants to bury her head in the sand about the reality of Cuba, I am thankful that we have in Carlos Lopez-Cantera a person who can tell us the truth. That is why I support him and you should too.
Well, see ya’ later!