Historic meeting: Obama and Castro

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (6 posts)
  1. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 3 years ago

    President Obama and cuban president Raul Castro met for an hour Saturday. This is the first time the two nations' top leaders talk in more than 50 years.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12339183.jpg

    President Obama: "The Cold War has been over for a long time...I'm not interested in having battles, frankly, that began before I was born."

    President Castro: "I have told President Obama that I get very emotional talking about the revolution...I apologize to him because President Obama had no responsibility for this...
    In my opinion, President Obama in an honest man."

    What's next? Guantanamo? The embargo? Nothing?

    1. IslandBites profile image87
      IslandBitesposted 3 years agoin reply to this
    2. Credence2 profile image79
      Credence2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Kudos to the President for ending a half a century of angst between our two nations. That has got to be disturbing to the political right, beligerant to the core, that can always be counted upon to beat a dead horse.

      It is about time!

    3. IslandBites profile image87
      IslandBitesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "President Barack Obama recommended Tuesday that Cuba be removed from the U.S. government's list of state sponsors of terrorism."

    4. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What is funny is again the amnesia Americans have when condemning Obama for reaching out diplomatically to other countries we either toppled their governments or made attempts on their leaders lives or a combination of both. We practiced third world politics on these countries and when met with the opportunity to correct them we arrogantly point our noses in the air and economically castrate them. Cuba has every right to distrust us going all the way back to the bay of pigs incident that even Kennedy apologized for. The new talks with Iran is another amnesic episode for many who would rather punish and ostracize rather than work something out with a country who toppled their government in the 1950's.

      "the Shah ruled as an absolute monarch for the next 26 years while modernizing the country using oil revenues, until he was overthrown in the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The tangible benefits the United States reaped from overthrowing Iran's elected government included a share of Iran's oil wealth and ensuring the Iranian nation remained under the control of an allied dictator. Washington continually supplied arms to the increasingly unpopular Shah and the CIA-trained SAVAK, his repressive secret police force; however by the 1979 revolution, his increasingly independent policies resulted in his effective abandonment by his American allies, hastening his downfall. The coup is widely believed to have significantly contributed to anti-American and anti-British sentiment in Iran and in the Middle East. The 1979 revolution deposed the Shah and replaced the pro-Western absolute monarchy with a largely anti-Western authoritarian theocracy." Wikipedia

      The US has a penchant for installing dictators they can control all the while extracting what wealth the country has. Cuba has been a sty in the eye of the US government since the Castro Revolution and the archaic thinking that has done nothing to change anything.

  2. Thief12 profile image89
    Thief12posted 3 years ago

    It was long overdue. I'm glad that a President had the balls to go through with it, and I really hope this is the start of a more open and tolerant relationship between both countries.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)