Study in contrasts

Contrast Marco Rubio’s primary results in Florida with President Obama’s welcome in Cuba later this week. Marco Rubio carried one county, Dade County, in Florida and Donald trump won all the other Florida counties. Rubio probably carried Dade because it is the home of many older Cuban exiles. The welcome that I expect President Obama will receive in Cuba will be wildly enthusiastic. Not only because he is the President of the US, but also because he is black and most of the people who chose to remain in Cuba under Castro rule are minorities. It was the upper class of whites who fled to the US. Castro made life better for the people who remained in Cuba. The US embargo made life harder for ordinary Cubans. Now that the embargo is in the process of being lifted, life in Cuba will improve.

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