Friday, August 21, 2015

U.S. Flag Flies in Cuba

John Kerry presided over the raising of the American flag at the re-opened U.S. Embassy on the
Photo: Reuters
Malecon seafront. On this dedication day, there were three Chevrolets parked out front – the ‘59 Impala, ‘57 Bel Air convertible and a ‘55 Bel Air hardtop coupe – the likely start of a love affair of car enthusiasts with Cuba.

A new Pew Research poll reinforces what we already know about the new Cuban policy. It’s popular in the U.S. and Latin America.

Three-quarters (73%) of the American public support the U.S. reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and a mean 77 percent of five Latin American countries surveyed agreed (Argentina (78%), Brazil (67%), Chile (79%), Mexico (54%) and Venezuela (77%).

But, the public in both hemispheres are skeptical that Cuba will embrace democracy over the next several years (43% of Americans more democratic, 47% of Latin America’s median five countries).

New York Times: Kerry strikes delicate balance in Havana trip for embassy flag-raising
Washington Post: In historic Cuba visit, Kerry presides over raising of U.S. flag over embassy in Havana
Wall Street Journal: American flag raised at U.S. Embassy in Havana
The Guardian: American flag raised as U.S. embassy reopens in Cuba - live

1 comment:

Dave Barnes said...

How dare Obama make nice with a murderous Commie dictator!
Next thing you know, we will be making nice with the Peoples Republic of China. After all, didn't Mao kill 30M?