Sunday, April 26, 2020
Rubio + COVID-19 + Cuba
Cubans Hate Both Equally!!
As of Monday, April 27-2020, two more deaths in the past 24 hours has pushed Cuba's death total to 56 because of the Coronavirus. The statistics above indicate that the island may be reaching a decline in confirmed cases.
Cuba is, of course, the only nation in the world battling the COVID-19 pandemic while also battling a total economic Blockade imposed by the world's Superpower, the nearby United States. That situation prompted the notice posted above about Cuba's belief that the island's 11.5 million people need cooperation from the United States, not genocide...especially while both nations struggle with the Coronavirus crisis.
Many Cubans on the island this weekend, especially via Social Media outlets on the Internet, are revealing that they worry as much about a Little Havana/Miami Cuban named Marco Rubio as much as they worry about COVID-19. That includes a Havana Cuban named LEIRE FERNANDEZ. Today Cubans like Leire blame Rubio for leading the USA's attempt to starve them and their families by using America's awesome worldwide economic and military power to block their lives and livelihoods. Rubio believes that will induce the Cubans on the island to rise up and overthrow their revolutionary government, giving the island back to the overthrown Batistianos who have not been satisfied with just getting richer and richer in Miami for the past six+ decades, or since they fled Havana in getaway planes, boats, and ships in January, 1959. This weekend "Rubio's" name has been bandied about as often, and as villainously, as the Coronavirus itself...by Leire Fernandez and many others.
Leire Fernandez is the co-founder of Clandestina while Idania del Rio is the founder, and together they created their flourishing company from scratch in Cuba.
As the owner of Clandestina the enterprising Idania del Rio watched it blossom successfully on the island and, via the Internet, into a giant business.
The company Clandestina designs, creates, and markets fashionable clothes and accessories.
Cubans and tourists flocked to Clandestina's stores and workshops in Havana.
Starting with engraved T-shirts, Clandestina soon had the wherewithal to hire young models, both females and males, to promote its various attire, especially on the Internet where it still has a a sophisticated website.
With a diverse but mostly young-adult clientele, Clandestina stayed stylish because it knows its audience very well.
This handbag is among the many Clandestina items promoted for sale on the Internet. The company has a banner that reads: "Free Shipping Anywhere In The U. S. For Orders Over $50."
As owner Idalia del Rio has learned, Clandestina's success came to the attention of the handful of self-serving and zealous Counter Revolutionary Cubans who dictate America's Cuban affairs -- Rubio, the Diaz-Balart brothers Lincoln and Mario, Mauricio Claver-Carone, etc. The object of Miami, Newark, and Congressional Cubans during all Republican administrations is to starve, deprive, and make miserable Cubans on the island to induce them to rise up and overthrow their revolutionary government. And, of course, the U. S. can't totally starve, deprive, and make miserable the Cubans on the island IF Cubans like Idalia del Rio are permitted to create their companies and make some money to help their families and the Cubans who work for them.
So, the gutless and heartless Marco Rubio this week, as America's Trump-anointed Cuban dictator, pointed America's awesome power at Clandestina. That power includes influencing not only national companies but also international companies and countries, including Internet providers, to support its genocide against Cuba. Thus, Clandestina needs RUBIO'S permission to exist and that won't happen. Presented and promoted by the scared and intimidated television networks and the rest of the mainstream media as a choirboy, and tolerated by the afraid and intimidated American people even if he nuked all the Cubans on the island, Rubio is no more of a choirboy than Batista, Luciano and Lansky were choirboys when they were previous U.S.-backed Cuban dictators in Cuba the last time the U. S. dominated the island back in the 1950's.
In his role as America's dictator related to CUBA POLICY, Rubio sent a gutless and heartless Tweet to two of his hometown promoters -- the Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald explaining to his Miami choir why he is adding Clantestina to his total Blockade of the island. You are encouraged to check those two sources to read Rubio's whole Tweet but it starts with these exact words: "I want to send a message to young entrepreneurs in Cuba..." He was bragging about the fact that Little Havana Cubans who wrote the Batistiano-loving Helms-Burton Act in 1996 made it a PERMANENT law in the United States as passed in Congress that not even President Obama could change. Then Rubio bragged, "By law, the embargo cannot change..." If you take time to read that Rubio Tweet, I believe you will cringe if you are a Democracy-loving American.
The prime architects of Helms-Burton in 1996 were the two most vicious anti-zealots in Little Havana at the time -- Jorge Mas Canosa and Lincoln Diaz-Balart. From 1996 till these last few days of April-2020, it has legalized tons of tax dollars going to Miami as well as legalizing vicious tenets of the Embargo designed to starve, deprive, and make miserable the everyday Cubans on the island to induce them to rise up and overthrow their revolutionary government. The "Skull & X" attached to Helms-Burton was added only in 2019 when Trump-Rubio activated a provision known as Title 3 that had never been activated before, not even by President George W. Bush because even Bush considered it too genocidal to inflict on masses of everyday Cubans on the island.
Since the activation of Title III of Helms-Burton by Trump and his Cuban dictator Rubio in 2019, decent and courageous experts around the world who are up to date on U.S.-Cuban relations consider it genocidal. And, as indicated by the graphic above, even Americans who are too afraid to say anything against it or to condemn it are aware of the Pinocchio-lies the U. S. has to say to justify it being inflicted on innocent children, women, and men on the island of Cuba. But, of course, the only real way Trump-Rubio can justify inflicting Title III/Helms-Burton genocide on Cuba is this simply fact: The U. S. is the world's economic and military Superpower. Yet, Americans are supposed not to be ASHAMED about these images.
In other words, only the USA's status as the world's nuclear and economic Superpower allows Trump-Rubio to commit Helms-Burton/Title III on Cuba. As the graphic above illustrates, the United States itself is encircled with the Helms-Burton/Title III insanity as much as Cuba is...while only the USA's Superpower status permits the frowning U. S. to get away with it.
In 2019 when President Trump activated Title III/Helms-Burton, it was legalizing U. S. genocide against Cuba. It is ashamed that neither the mainstream media nor the majority of Americans have the courage to admit it. Such cowardice shames America and Democracy.
In 2017 when Trump made Rubio the USA's Cuban dictator, Trump was apparently aware he was willing to commit genocide on masses of Cubans on the island. But Trump appears to be willing to do it in order to have the support of Little Havana Cubans like Rubio who Trump believes he needs to win Florida's crucial 29 Electoral Votes in the November-2020 presidential election.
But Trump is still President of the United States and that means that Rubio, as the USA's Cuban dictator, can legally assault a young Cuban entrepreneur who co-founded and energized a company, Clandestina, that was providing some Cuban families on the island with honest and decent livelihoods.
As President of the United States for two terms, 2008-2016, President Barack Obama could not end the embargo against Cuba because, as Rubio bragged in that aforementioned Tweet again this week, it can't be "changed" because Little Havana Cubans in the U. S. Congress won't allow Congress to change it even IF presidents as brave and decent as Obama gets elected. But other than having to march to the genocidal dictates of the Embargo, Obama did everything he could do as President to normalize relations with Cuba.
In 2016 when President Obama was too decent and too brave to support the USA's EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA, the worldwide vote against it was a resounding 191-to-0 against it at the United Nations. Probably no other topic in the world could get total unanimity at the UN but the U. S. Embargo did!! Yet, the U. S. democracy was simply not strong enough to end it even while the decent and brave Obama was President.
The decent and brave President Obama went to Cuba and sincerely told the Cuban people on statewide radio and television: "Cuba does not need to fear a threat from the United States." Again, I repeat...it took a decent and brave President to speak those words.
Study the two other quotes depicted above by the decent and brave President Obama. He gave the well-educated but long-embargoed people of Cuba the chance to start their own companies and provide better homes for their families. And many Cubans quickly took full advantage of the opportunities as tourism was allowed to soar to record levels before Obama left office in January of 2017.
But the Democrat Obama was replaced by the Republican Donald Trump and then Trump quickly reversed every positive thing Obama had done towards Cuba. Since Trump turned America's Cuban policy to Marco Rubio, ONLY the most vicious Cuban-Americans in Little Havana/Miami have dictated America's Cuban policies. Therefore, a lot of Cubans in Little Havana have gotten a lot richer while a lot of Cubans in Havana have been subjected to genocide.
In Addition to Idalia and Leire who made Clandestina such a thriving success before Rubio attacked them, many other young Cuban women and mothers became thriving entrepreneurs in Cuba thanks to the bravery and decency of President Obama. But then they too were blocked by Rubio. Four such Cuban women and mothers wrote a heart-wrenching article in Rubio's hometown Miami Herald and they begged for the genocidal Rubio to meet them when they came to Washington so he could at least hear how much he is hurting their families. That plea is shown above as it appeared in the Miami Herald along with the entire article, which was signed by Nuris Higueras and Yamina Vicenta, both pictured above, along with entrepreneurs Julia de la Rosa and Maria Recio. Of course, Rubio didn't have the decency or the courage to meet with them.
Back in the 1950's, prior to the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the U. S. supported Fulgencio Batista and Meyer Lansky in the brutal and thieving Batista-Mafia dictatorship.
In 2020 during the Trump administration, the full weight of the U. S. is supporting Miami's Marco Rubio as America's and Miami's Cuban dictator on U. S. soil. The Cubans on the island didn't deserve the U.S.-backed Batista-Mafia dictatorship in the 1950's and the Cubans on the island don't deserve a U.S.-backed Marco Rubio dictatorship in 2020. Those are historic and topical facts. But moreover, the U. S. democracy also didn't deserve Batista and the Mafia in the 1950's and doesn't deserve Marco Rubio in 2020.
Graphic above by Progreso Weekly in Miami.
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