Thursday, August 10, 2006

I listened to David Francis talk show, radio WGNU in St. Louis, about Cuba, tonight at 9 PM.
Mr. Francis had two guests from Miami: Francisco Aruca (never heard of him before,) and Henry Gómez (I read his blog, Cuban-American Pundits.)

Mr. Aruca sounded like a fellow traveler at best, and he could be worse than that. His comments in regards to dissidents in Cuba were a shame.

I liked Mr. Gómez arguments, particularly those in regards to the embargo. President Carter said during his visit to Cuba: "... these restraints (the embargo) are not the source of Cuba's economic problems. Cuba can trade with more than 100 countries, and buy medicines, for example, more cheaply in México than in the United States..." I would ad that Castro's Cuba buys on credit but skips paying in many instances. There is a laundry list of unpaid balances to countries and companies that are in default at a total of several billion dollars. As Mr. Gómez said, Cuba is a poor credit risk.

2 Comments:

Blogger Henry "Conductor" Gomez said...

Gonzalo, I saw that you were quoted in an article about Cuba, congrats.

http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/478709.html

9:15 PM  
Blogger Gonzalo Fernandez said...

Right after Castro's surgery became news, local channel 14 went to a Cuban restaurant. Tony Asion, Silvio and Olga Santo-Tomas and I were there (all Cubans). Tony and I were interviewed and we were shown at that day programs.
Shae Crisson, reporter, asked me about the Cuban crowds celebrating in Miami. I told her that I noticed many young people. That made me think how glad I was when I learnt that Hitler had died when I was a teenager. I also said that I would like to know that Castro goes away for good. That last sentence is the only thing I was shown saying on TV.

9:32 PM  

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