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Did Obama Play The Race Card In Cuba?

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Ortiz,J. Shawn (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Apr 16-Apr 22, 2009
Published:
Sacramento, CA
ISBN:
0036-2212
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, International relations, Blacks, Cuba, Foreign policy, Congressional Black Caucus, Presidency, Castro, Fidel, 1926-, Obama, Barack, 1961-, Embargoes
Notes:
Would it come as any surprise that the first U.S. Black President may have sent members of the Congressional Black Caucus to kick start talks with Cuba's Fidel Castro? Castro's socialist revolution, contrary to official pronouncements, may not have cured the race issue in Cuba. "The fifty-year embargo just hasn't worked," Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Ca.) told reporters at a Capitol press conference after returning from a congressional delegation visit to Cuba. "The bottom line is that we believe it's time to open dialogue with Cuba."