Like you, the clamor for Cuban independence is right for Ukraine

There’s a New Generation of Cubans dying in the florida straits In an attempt to escape from a brutally oppressive regime – and poverty too. They are bedfellows.

A trail of makeshift rafts and rickety boats dot the high seas. A Superman rides about 90+ miles up a surfboard to the Keys. And, on the US border with Mexico, a packed line of people seeking political asylum replaces the long wait to ration food at a government-owned bodega in Cuba.

Desperate Cubans in risky flight – they are the new heroes in an old, sad tale, a 63-year-old story that no longer stirs emotion in this country. But this should be especially true given the passion and outrage with which Americans are defending Ukraine.

But not all bids for independence are regarded as of equal value and merit – not even when both Cuba and Ukraine pose the same threat to the United States in the deranged mind of the same man, Vladimir Putin, who Longing for the era of the Soviet Union.

Americans think that the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the two superpowers to the brink of war is a thing of the past. All they want is Obama-style cruising and a trip to Comey Disneyland.

Lost to sanctions from Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, Cuba is out of sight, out of mind. Advocates’ arguments for attention to human rights violations, censorship and secrecy of the judiciary are lost on US and European allies.

Armed Ukrainians, on the other hand, are admired for their courage to live and fight at any cost. The Russian atrocities that are unfolding after this are horrifying. The death of a Ukrainian defending his country is heroic indeed, a sacrifice that has pushed Russia back.

Bravissimos.

We Cubans almost always disappoint.

no matter what the situation, we choose exile, This time, in front of puppet dictator Miguel Diaz-Canel issuing 10-, 20- and 30-year prison sentences to young Cubans for the crime of telling the truth during unprecedented mass protests last July.

And the country next door isn’t watching, isn’t angry, isn’t lobbying biden For anything other than sending humanitarian aid to the enemy, to return the joy of visiting the island and the right of American businesses to make a buck off Cuba’s back like the Europeans.

Relentless police repression, Afro-Cuban skulls torn by clubs, Afro-Cuban artists jailed without due process, a Grammy-winning rapper among them being punished for a song. The fate of the brave Cubans hangs in the dark, their Black Lives Matter moment evaporating now that the world has turned to The Next Big Thing.

Those who dared to face dictatorship were left to their own devices, victims of the abhorrent politics of the extreme American left and right, and now, here are the Cubans, once again, at our doorstep – the only novelty That the asylum seekers are Ukrainians are joining them at the border.

Perhaps a new statistic will wake up unwilling people and replace the malaise toward Cuba with some action: more 46,000 Cubans have reached the US border In the past five months, according to new data from US Customs and Border Protection.

That’s more than 35,000 rafters that arrived in the summer of 1994 and were housed in Guantanamo tent cities for nine months during the Clinton administration, until they were processed and relocated to the United States.

Images of pots, if you can call it homemade contraptions, and especially empty ones, should touch the hearts of lonely people.

Interrupted by the US Coast Guard amid deep blue seas, a yellow flotilla with olive green sails sent 14 of its passengers back to Cuba after all that risk and effort.

There is a rustic left on the edge of Sugarloaf Key. The toll of their path: one dead, six survivors and more from the original group missing at sea.

A 15-foot raft built with a 55-gallon drum for flotation made landfall near key west,

However, in this divided country, supporters of immigration are weary of the relentless Republican cries of “invasion.”

Republicans are already using immigration to bash Biden; Democrats argue in favor of engaging and negotiating with Cuba and lifting the US embargo.

Cuba smiles at the predictable behavior of both sides.

The regime knows how to manipulate American public opinion and get rid of the opposition Tip One: Opening the Floodgate,

is an improvement.

Want to end mass immigration to Cuba? Support Cuba’s bid for independence with passion, commitment and outrage as has been shown to be true for Ukraine.

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