Unformatted text preview: reatest benefit to the Castro regime , while the Cuban people would be the least to benefit . With all of the controls and the totalitarian system of the government, it would be perfectly able to control such travel. We know this, as I reported a few months ago, about how a group of Americans taking the usual statecontrolled Potemkin village tour came back raving about how wonderful and free Cuba is, and how Cuban som works . Finally, the two former prisoners made this point about lifting the embargo: To lift the embargo at this time would be very prejudicial to us. The government prioritizes all of the institutions that guarantee its hold on power. The regime’s political police and its jailers receive a much higher salary and privileges than a doctor or engineer, or than any other worker that benefits society. We’ve all seen municipalities with no fuel for an ambulance, yet with 10, 15, 20, 50 cars full of fuel ready to go repress peaceful human rights activists. Indeed, just this past week, more evidence...
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