Cubans, Criminals and Congress

Unholy Alliances??
        The photo above and the one that follows are courtesy of Univision 23 and the Miami Herald. Four such photos were used to illustrate a major article in the Miami Herald this month of November, 2016. It was written by Nora Gamez Torres and Brenda Medina. The article is entitled: "Young Cuban Women Lured to Miami on Promise of Freedom, Forced Into Prostitution." It helps reveal, I believe, why the abominable U. S. embargo of Cuba has been in effect since 1962, along with an array of "legal," Congressionally mandated U. S. laws designed to benefit a few revengeful Cuban-Americans, a few self-serving members of Congress, and -- as this insightful Miami Herald article indicates -- more than a few criminals who revel in taking full advantages of a cruel, "legal" and undemocratic American Cuban policy that the entire world opposes, as registered recently by that 191-to-0 vote at the United Nations. The zero emerged when the United States itself at the UN no longer had the heart to support its own Cuban policy, which is forced upon America and the entire world by a mere handful of miscreants in the 535-member but easily malleable and chronically dysfunctional United States Congress.
       The aforementioned Miami Herald article, which also used the above illustrative photo, begins {You should dial it up} with these words: "As a means to flee Cuba, six young women agreed to work in Miami as exotic dancers. That was a deal to pay off a $20,000 smuggling fee from the island to Mexico and ultimately into the United States." Smugglers, human traffickers, and other criminals love the Congressionally mandated Wet Foot/Dry Foot law that allows Cubans and only Cubans home free with incentives and benefits beginning the second their toes touch U. S. soil. After that opening salvo, the article added: "But instead of simply stripping, they were forced into sex slavery in Miami. They were locked up, mistreated and forced into prostitution. Once the women arrived in the United States, they were forced into prostitution and their debt increased from $20,000 to $50,000." Amid other such detailed revelations, a caption to the above photo said: "A people smuggling network that operates between Cuba, Mexico and the United States." Remember please that this article was headlined this month -- November-2016 -- by top investigative reporters for the Miami Herald, of all newspapers. But it has been known since 1952 that America's Cuban policy has deviated sharply away from democracy to benefit a few rich and powerful criminals, politicians, and businessmen at the expense of everyone else as well as the precious U. S. democracy. You may recall that 1952 was the year the U. S. teamed with the Mafia to support the brutal, thieving Batista dictatorship in Cuba. When the Cuban Revolution shocked the world by overthrowing the U.S.-backed Batistianos and Mafiosi in 1959, it unfortunately chased the leaders to U. S. soil, namely nearby Miami. So 1959 was, like 1952, a watershed year in U.S.-Cuban relations, a relationship that continues, in the closing days of 2016, to spawn criminal enterprises thanks to laws easily written and maintained in the U. S. Congress -- laws opposed by most Americans, most Cuban-Americans, and the entire world including the United States of America. Yet, massive propaganda and unchecked intimidation has resulted in most Americans being too proselytized, too scared or too ignorant to even weigh in on U.S.-Cuban relations. Thus, Americans have been programmed to not comprehend, when it comes to Cuba, that 191 is a larger number than zero and thus Americans are not supposed to be patriotic enough or intelligent enough or brave enough to object to anything miscreants get Congress to do regarding Cuba...such as Wet Foot-Dry Foot that is a Godsend for traffickers as the aforementioned Miami Herald article proves.
     The entire world -- by a United Nations vote of 191-to-0 -- mocks America's Batistiano-driven, undemocratic and extremely discriminatory Cuban laws such as the U. S. Congress's criminal-creating Wet Foot/Dry Foot abomination. 
Lucky Luciano would love Congress's Cuba-only laws.    
       Back in 1952 Charles "Lucky" Luciano -- the head of the U. S. Mafia and the world's most powerful criminal -- relished the U.S.-backed and Mafia-friendly Batista dictatorship in Cuba. Thus the Mafia quickly made Havana a world-famed crime capital...before the Cuban Revolution in 1959 chased those leaders to nearby Miami where -- in November of 2016 -- the four incumbent members of Congress connected to Miami's Little Havana neighborhood {Ros-Lehtinen, Rubio, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo} were all easily reelected as visceral anti-Cuban Revolutionary zealots although most Cuban-Americans even in Miami support normal relations with Cuba, certainly not a Congressionally mandated relationship that is designed to benefit criminals and then create even more criminals. In other words, the U. S. in 2016 should stop resembling the Banana Republic that Lucky Luciano and other criminals created in Cuba in the 1950s with the help of a few right-wing politicians in Washington, D. C.
       With zero concern for everyday Cubans -- who were routinely murdered if they were suspected of resisting -- Luciano, on the left above, and Batista, on the right, had their own country to plunder and terrorize from 1952 till 1959. Meyer Lansky, in the center, was the Mafia mastermind and Batista buddy in Florida who famously had said he dreamed of "the Mafia owning its own country." With the help of thugs in Washington, his dream came true -- at least from 1952 till the Caribbean break of dawn on January 1, 1959. Shortly thereafter Miami replaced Havana as the capital of the Luciano-Lansky-Batista Banana Republic and by the 1980s, with considerable assistance from the Bush dynasty, the Banana Republic tentacles had expanded to Washington, resulting in the Batistiano-loving Torricelli and Helms-Burton laws that left America and Democracy stuck with such things as Wet Foot/Dry Foot as well as pipelines of tax-dollars flowing form Congress to Miami to support terrorism and propaganda against Revolutionary Cuba while making sure to enrich and empower a selected group of already-rich Cubans. 
Lucky Luciano-types love Wet Foot/Dry Foot.
Democracy-loving worldwide citizens despise it.

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