Cuban family reunification and damned walls

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  1. evenshine says:

    It’ll be interesting to watch what happens, now that we have a President who is willing to lower the historical “walls” a little. I wonder what happened to the guy on the Malecon?

  2. Carrie-in-TN says:

    I wonder about that guy all the time. All the time.

  3. says:

    This is such a sensitive topic. I can’t in good conscience support lifting the embargo, even though it was never placed for “moral” reasons only financial reasons.

    Given that fifo is free to trade with the rest of the world, is not a good payer, and people from the island I’ve met tell me that the embargo is internal – as in created by fifo – I’m inclined to keep it in place. That said, even though China and Vietnam settled their debts with US, allowing for opening trade, I still would not trade with them. *sigh*

    I think the only possibility here is the lifting of the travel restrictions for family members. There are just no winners in that situation, and both sides can be validly argued.

    Honestly, I just hope one day Cubans are able to elect their government and start working towards their own Democracy whatever model that should be.

  4. says:

    Ok, my comment posted before I finished.

    I wanted to say Carrie, that your experience was really something. That would haunt me for eternity too.

    I hope your parientes are able to leave and start their new lives wherever they want, FREELY.

  5. Carrie-in-TN says:

    Yup, Adriana…tough subject. Easy to see both sides. Sensitive for sure.
    I have been to Cuba three times and each time I have left crying. Difficult.
    And thank you for the thoughts for my family.

  6. Maria Eugenia says:

    Hi Carrie,
    I have been reading your blog for a while and really like it. I was born in Cuba and have been in this country since 1965. I left when I was seven years old and have never been back. I swore that I never would step foot there, but after recently celebrating my 50th birthday, I have changed my mind. I think that I will return and see my aunt and cousins for the first time in 43 years. I now look forward to taking my 13-year-old son to see the place where his mom was born. I have to admit, I have such a longing to see Cuba again. My parents died without ever returning and it makes me so sad. But, I know when I see my aunt, my mom’s only sister again, it will be one of the happiest days of my life.
    Maria Eugenia

  7. Tracey Eaton says:

    Me encanta tu blog. Me gusta todo lo que tiene – las palabras y las fotos.
    Me gusta eso de Los Pollitos Dicen tambien…Conozco la cancion….
    Tengo una idea para lo de Cuba. Please check out my blog to read about it.

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