Lift Embargo on Cuba


This letter appeared in the Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 3 June 2000.

This item may be cited as M. R. Franks, Letter to the Editor: Lift Embargo on Cuba, New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 3, 2000, at B6.

Copyright © 2000, M. R. Franks

Dear Editor:

It's time to repeal: (1) all preferential immigration treatment for Cubans; and (2) the trade embargo that keeps Castro in power and Cuban children in a poverty almost as wretched as that of our own Indian reservations.

It's nothing short of hypocrisy for politicians to claim a concern for human rights in the case of Cuba, but then to turn a blind eye to China's far more horrific disregard of fundamental rights.

M. R. Franks
Baton Rouge

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