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Brooklyn To Normalize Relations With Cuba?
Monday, August 01, 2005 By: Juan Paxety
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Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron wants to normalize relations with Cuba. The New York Sun has a summary of an article on line -
Praising the Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, as a better leader than President Bush, City Council Member Charles Barron plans to introduce legislation next month calling for the normalization of America's relations with communist Cuba. The Brooklyn Democrat is also joining an effort spearheaded by members of New York's congressional delegation to lift the American embargo of Cuba and to support Pastors for Peace, an anti-sanctions organization seeking to export computer technology to Cuba. The State Department has identified Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Mr. Barron said yesterday he plans to introduce his resolution - which he described as being in its "embryonic stages," but which would allow for the unrestricted export of humanitarian aid to Cuba - at the first full meeting of the council in September, "to send a signal to the world that we're not going to just send out military equipment to destroy life." The legislation, Mr. Barron said, would also include an expression of support for Pastors for Peace, on whose behalf the councilman pledged to hold rallies in the weeks preceding the introduction of his legislation.
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This is extremely interesting, in that it says the Pastors For Peace is seeking to export computer technology to Cuba. As I say in the post below, what is this with computers and Cuba. They will only go to the government, not individual Cubans.