September 15, 2008

THE PERFECT STORM:

Cuba to U.S.: Lift embargo rules for six months (FRANCES ROBLES, 9/15/08, MiamiHerald.com)

''The Cuban Interests Section in Washington wishes to communicate to the government of the United States that our country cannot accept a donation from the country that blockades us, although it is willing to purchase the indispensable materials that the North American companies export to the markets, and requests authorization for the provision of same, as well as the credits that are normal in all commercial operations,'' the statement said.

``If the government of the United States does not wish to do so permanently, the government of Cuba requests that at least it do so during the next six months, especially if the damage caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike is taken into account, as well as the fact that the most dangerous months of the hurricane season are still ahead.''


It's an ideal opportunity to test Raul. We drop the embargo entirely for six months and seem like humanitarians. The seemingly limited window creates a travel and purchasing frenzy. In six months we revisit the effects it has had and Cuban responses.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2008 8:58 AM
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