"A Bastard Blockade"

The Quote From A Great Young Cuban!!
{Saturday, December 2nd, 2017}
      On her Facebook page, Rosy Amaro Perez described the American embargo of her beloved Cuba as "a bastard blockade." Most Americans, most Cuban-Americans, and all the nations of the world {who in 2016 voted 191-to-ZERO to condemn it} agree with Rosy. More importantly, in near unanimity the restive young-adult generation on the island fiercely agrees with Rosy, a talented and influential television news anchor that Cubans trust. She watched the telecast of President Trump's self-serving excoriation of Cuba in a speech in Miami's Little Havana in a lush building named for a Counter Revolutionary Bay of Pigs leader. Then she cogently said: "The Cuba that President Trump described is not the Cuba I know. And I've lived here all my life." The major reason the brutal U.S.-backed Batista-Luciano dictatorship was overthrown on Jan. 1-1959 was because of out-raged young revolutionary women like Celia Sanchez and the major reason the latest Counter Revolutionary efforts of Rubio-Trump will fail is out-raged young defenders of Cuba...LIKE Rosy Amaro Perez.
     It is appropriate that the talented, beautiful, and influential Rosy Amaro Perez has been used in Cuba to headline campaigns denouncing violence against women and girls. I was reminded of the image depicted above by the startling avalanche of sexual violence in the United States that is currently bringing down high-profile personalities in Hollywood, Congress and network television. Revolutionary Cuba is universally known as a safe island but Rosy, the mother of a precious 4-year-old daughter, wants all crime, especially against girls and women, even lower.
        Only self-serving Americans or Cuban-Americans disagree with Rosy Amaro Perez's depiction of the U. S. Cuban embargo as "a bastard blockade." President Trump's newly anointed American dictator of Cuba is Marco Rubio, the U. S. Senator from Little Havana in Miami. With Rubio the newly crowned architect of the U. S. Cuban policy, America imposed 180 NEW punitive and cruel measures against innocent Cubans on Nov. 9th, 2017...STRENGTHENING THE EMBARGO THAT WAS FIRST IMPOSED IN 1962 FOR THE EXACT PURPOSE, as revealed by de-classified U. S. documents, TO STARVE, DEPRIVE, AND MAKE MISERABLE THE LIVES OF CUBANS ON THE ISLAND to induce them to rise up and overthrow their revolutionary government...which would, of course, pave the way for the return of the U.S.-based Batistianos and Mafiosi. Rubio wants to strengthen that embargo that the rest of the world opposes and that history already registers as the longest and cruelest economic embargo ever imposed by a strong nation against a weak nation. Americans, thoroughly intimidated and propagandized, are not supposed to have the guts to oppose Rubio. But democracy-loving Americans and Cuban-Americans agree with Rosy Amaro Perez's definition of the embargo: "A BASTARD BLOCKADE."
     A democracy-loving American President, Barack Obama, did his best to normalize relations with Cuba. But he was succeeded on Jan. 20-2017 by President Donald Trump, who quickly anointed Marco Rubio as America's new Batista-like Cuban dictator. But unlike Batista, Rubio is based in Little Havana and Washington, USA.
  A democracy-loving Cuban-American, Miami businessman Hugo Cancio, agrees 100% with Rosy Amaro Perez and disagrees 100% with Marco Rubio. Hugo also has a complaint: "Most Cuban-Americans, two million, want normal relations with Cuba. But moderate Cuban-Americans like me are not represented in the U. S. Congress, only extremists Cuban-Americans." So, instead of Cuban-Americans like Hugo, Miami only sends Cuban-Americans like Rubio, the Diaz-Balart brothers, Ros-Lehtinen, Curbelo, etc. to the U. S. Congress. Hugo thinks that's not a very democratic America. 
     A feisty and influential young Cuban, Rosy Amaro Perez, calls this "a bastard blockade." It's been in effect courtesy of the USA since 1962. What would you call it?
      Rosy Amaro Perez is a disciple of three legendary revolutionary women: Vilma Espin, Celia Sanchez, and Haydee Santamaria. Without these women as do-or-die guerrilla fighters, recruiters of rebels & supplies, and as decision-makers, the Cuban Revolution would never have defeated the U.S.-backed Batista-Mafia dictatorship on Jan. 1, 1959. Then in Revolutionary Cuba these three women quickly created two trademarks that have sustained the revolution for all these decades against imposing odds: {1} The Federation of Cuban Women and {2} the block-by-block Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. And if Vilma, Celia, and Haydee had not inspired two generations of young Cuban women like Rosy Amaro Perez, the U.S.-backed Batistianos-Mafiosi would have regained control of Cuba LONG AGO.
   So, study the image above that shows Rosy Amaro Perez saying "No" to violence against women and girls. But don't forget, she is also saying "No" to the U. S. embargo that she calls "a bastard blockade" AND she is also saying "No" to the renewed Rubio-Trump effort to recapture her island. To Rosy it's a do-or-die proposition, just as it was with Vilma, Celia, and Haydee. Rubio-Trump surely have lofty revenge, economic, and political goals in regards to Cuba but probably not do-or-die commitments. And when Rosy Amaro Perez says "No" to what she calls "a bastard blockade," it can be presumed that she knows the "bastards" behind it.
Rosy Amaro Perez.
She knows all about bastards.
And by the way:
     The Swiss giant Nestle this week laid the first stone for a $55 million coffee and biscuits factory in Cuba's Muriel Economic Zone located 28 miles southwest of Havana. It's at the ultra-important deep-water port that is vital to Cuba's future.
     The Director of the Muriel Port is Ana Teresa Igarza. She says she has now signed deals with 31 foreign companies at Muriel, which is ultra-vital to Cuba's economic survival built around the deep-water and ultra-modern Muriel Port that Brazil helped Cuba build. Just one deal is with a U. S. company and that is Rimco, a Puerto Rica-based subsidiary of the heavy machine-maker Caterpillar. But that deal was signed prior to Nov. 9-2017 when the Rubio-Trump efforts to starve Cuba barred 180 new Cuban entities, INCLUDING MURIEL, as being off-limits for U. S. companies. Ana says, "The November 9th rulings from America hurt us, of course. I also think it hurts America because many U. S. companies were talking with me but they began shying off when Trump replaced Obama as President. But there are all other nations we can deal with at Muriel. My optimism at Muriel can focus stronger elsewhere." Since 1959 in Revolutionary Cuba totally decent and powerful Cuban women like Ana Teresa Igarza have been cruelly and rudely targeted by unchecked Cuban-Americans like Marco Rubio who assume Americans are just too stupid or too unpatriotic to be ashamed of America's internationally condemned Cuban policy.
      The world's best news agency, London-based Reuters, has superb journalists stationed full-time in Cuba...such as Sarah Marsh. She wrote this week's Reuters article about the Nestle factory being built at the Muriel Economic Zone.
        This photo outside a factory was posted by Sarah Marsh and shows a quiet Havana street at night. That's Sarah in the middle flanked by friends Mar E. Deus on the left and Jauretsi Saizarbitoria on the right. Havana streets are considered safe. 

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