President Obama won’t attend the Saturday funeral of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but he will visit Cuba to meet with the oppressive Castro Regime, and undoubtedly sit down for a little “cafecito” with Raul and Fidel Castro.While the Cuban exile community and their supporters are upset over Obama’s decision to ease travel and trade restrictions against the Communist regime, Obama and his administration continue to press forward with his failed foreign policy of appeasement.
Republican presidential candidates, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who are both of Cuban descent, have been the most vocal opponents of the new Cuban-American foreign policy. Both men have outlined the fact that the Cuban regime has remained as oppressive as ever and that the concessions agreed upon with Cuba have been one-sided.
Cuban officials also say that they need to see more changes from the U.S. before the two sides can have a fully normalized relationship. The U.S. maintains an economic embargo on Cuba that restricts most trade and travel with Cuba, something that only Congress can fully rescind. Earlier this week, Rodrigo Malmierca DÍaz, Cuba’s minister for foreign trade and investment, said during a speech in Washington that the embargo remains a difficult obstacle for the future relationship.-USA Today
Expect Rubio and Cruz to use Obama’s March visit to Cuba to their advantage on the campaign trail.