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Cuba's Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas


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Cuba's Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas

Medea Benjamin

For the small island of Cuba, the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama marked a kind of “coming out” party. Banned from the for-capitalists-only gatherings from the time they began in 1994, Cuba was not only invited to participate in the Summit this year, it was the belle of the ball (albeit the belle was a shaky, 83-year-old Raul Castro who lacks his brother Fidel’s charisma). Cuba’s presence was heralded in the speeches of every nation’s leader and the handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro was the Summit’s Kodak moment.


#3

Medea:" Is the U.S. trying to overthrow Cuba by a different means?" BINGO!


#5

Exactly. As Maduro of Venezuela said, Obama is not to be trusted.


#6

It is the US which should be banned from such summits and considered a pariah state for its global export of terrorism.