While Dictator Castro emphasized that he will NOT change any in regards to his RULE, PLUS he wants the embargo lifted and Guantanamo returned...
and now these senators keep pushing for more and more......and the Cuban people get WHAT?
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A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba.
“We’ve tried this current policy that we have prohibiting travel for about 50 years, and it hasn’t worked, so it’s time for something new,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, one of the sponsors of the bill, said. “It’s time to allow Americans to travel freely to Cuba.”
“It makes no sense to have this prohibition,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, another sponsor of the bill, said.
The legislation, titled “The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015,” is sponsored by four Republican and four Democratic senators. The Republican senators include: Flake, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Mike Enzi of Wyoming and John Boozman of Arkansas.
They said they expected other farm-state senators to join them in lifting the travel ban. The Democratic sponsors: Leahy, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.
Even though the bill has Republican support, it’s an open question whether the legislation to lift the travel ban will be called for a vote in the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been critical of the administration’s Cuba policy, saying he defers to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is an ardent critic of lifting the travel ban or the embargo.
Earlier this month, the White House eased restrictions on the U.S. travel ban by permitting travel to Cuba for 12 categories of people, including Americans with family in Cuba, employees on official business for the U.S. and foreign governments, and journalists.
Congress will need to pass legislation lifting the travel ban in order for all Americans to travel to the country located just 90 miles from the United States.
Visible in the background of a widely circulated photograph of Gross, his lawyer Scott Gilbert and spokesperson Jill Zuckman: An image of Che Guevara, the divisive revolutionary figure.
“Why is there a Che Guevara pic in background?” National Review Online’s Andrew Johnson tweeted.
Others responded with sympathy: “Poor guy gets to his lawyer’s office and has to look at yet another Che glamour shot,” Andrew Grossman tweeted.
Zuckman told The Post via e-mail that the photograph was taken at the Gilbert LLP law firm.
The print, from a distance, appears to be the same image that’s often emblazoned on T-shirts, posters and other memorabilia. That iconic image is based on a photograph by Alberto “Korda” Diaz Gutierrez; we have more on the history of the image here.
Guevara was a leader in the Castro brothers’ revolution to overthrow the Batista dictatorship in Cuba and replace it with a communist government. As the Huffington Post noted: “Cuban-Americans generally revile him for his role in establishing the island’s Communist dictatorship.”
In his remarks, Gross made it clear that he did not blame the Cuban people for his imprisonment:
“In no way are they responsible for the ordeal to which my family and I have been subjected,” Gross said. “To me, Cubanos — or at least, most of them — are incredibly kind, generous and talented. It pains me to see them treated so unjustly as a consequence of two governments’ mutually belligerent policies.”