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  • Authors see chance for breakthrough in U.S.-Cuba relations

    By Daniel Trotta

    HAVANA (Reuters) - The authors of a new book detailing 55 years of informal communications between the United States and Cuba see a rare opportunity to normalize relations, provided President Barack Obama wants to seize the moment.
    http://news.yahoo.com/authors-see-ch...164521650.html
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    Normalization is long overdue. Just another example of old politics surviving in the U.S. long after our interests have moved on.
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    • #3
      I thought I read something recently that Putin was reinvesting military in Cuba. I cannot recall if it was beyond SIGINT at Lourdes.
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      • #4
        Given the scale of the problems Russia faces in its backyard, I doubt they can afford the amount of investment in Cuba the Havana really needs.

        As long as Florida remains in play, neither party (US) will take the political risk of normalizing relations with Cuba.
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        • #5
          As long as Florida remains in play, neither party (US) will take the political risk of normalizing relations with Cuba.
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          They voted for Obama in the last election, and the latest gubernatorial race puts a former Republican, then Independent, now Democrat up against a first term republican incumbent. If the young Cuban-Americans get out the vote, the next presidential election may also go to a democrat in Florida. And the states Hispanics now count large numbers of non-Cubans.

          The old saw no longer applies to Florida outside of SW Eighth Street (Calle Ocho), and I'm not so sure it applies there any more.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
            Given the scale of the problems Russia faces in its backyard, I doubt they can afford the amount of investment in Cuba the Havana really needs.

            As long as Florida remains in play, neither party (US) will take the political risk of normalizing relations with Cuba.
            One 'Huge' advantage of normalization is that it drastically reduces the cost of An American overseas Base.there have been Canadian studies on the Cost /benefit of the US base at Argentia, which closed in 1994, and they were all positive.

            Git-mo is an extremely expensive base to maintain, as it can't tap into local goods and services.
            The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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