Capitol Hill Cubans has the invitation, which read,
Benefit for Congressman Hinchey
“Maurice goes to Cuba”
Opening reception with Maurice
June 24, 3-
As you can read above, the invitation also lists the menu, foods that Cubans living in the island-prison don’t have the means to enjoy due to their oppressive government’s disastrous economic policies. The average Cuban makes $20/month.
Hinchey is unfit to serve in Congress.
In other Cuba news, the Washington Post has this article,
As Cuba gives capitalism a try, experts ponder future
I question the premise of that statement: is Cuba actually giving capitalism a try? Cuba has no private sector to speak of, and the dictatorship had already tried “privatization” fifteen years ago – the link at the the Reuters story from 1995 even uses similar numbers.
The real story is that Cuba is broke, the Cuban dictatorship is desperately trying to stay in power and is seeking for the USA to grant it credit so it can continue.
Hugo Chavez is not able to continue propping Castro permanently; the Communists need much more money than Chavez can provide. So the Castros are seeking to get the so-called embargo lifted, i.e., get the US government to sell on credit (which Cuba will default, as it has always have in the past 50 years).
There are two outcomes: Let the Communist regime collapse (and probably we’ll get another Mariel in the US), or prop them financially and have the island continue being a slave-labor enclave.
With Congressman Hinchey and his ilk, the second outcome is not unlikely.