Friday, January 13, 2012

News Alert: U.S. Restores Diplomatic Relations With Cuba in Response to Reforms

Psych!

But I got your attention didn't I. 

I simply replaced the word "Myanmar" with the word "Cuba" in the NYT news flash. 

Let's hope Cuba takes Myanmar's hint and begins to include civil and political reforms along with its long-awaited economic ones. 

Legalizing opposition groups and parties would be a good start. 

Let's also hope that the Obama administration is willing to encourage more and deeper reforms in Cuba by meeting Raul half-way.  

But, alas, we've got a presidential election coming up and a lot of electoral votes in my home-state of Florida. 

See the story on Myanmar below. 

Begin forwarded message:

News Alert: U.S. Restores Diplomatic Relations With Myanmar in Response to Reforms

The United States restored diplomatic relations with Myanmar on Friday, responding to the new civilian government's rapid campaign of political and economic changes that most recently included a cease-fire with ethnic Karen rebels and the release of prominent political prisoners.

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/world/asia/myanmar-frees-political-prisoners.html?emc=na

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