March 22, 2004, I received a message from a gentleman named Frank
Rivas. He was very quick to point out that my Web site appears
to be biased in favor of the Castro Regime. Although my goal with
this site is not to promote Castro's position, but rather to question
the validity of current US policy, he has a point. From my perspective,
there is no shortage of reporting in the US media that is critical
of the Castro regime. CNN's Lucia Newman, CNBC's Chris Matthews,
Fox's Bill O'Riley... I don't think these or many other mainstream
media personalities could be accused of being "soft on Castro."
This site simply presents the other side of the story and questions
current US foreign policy. Visitors can decide for themselves.
To read Frank's and my exchange, simply follow
March 26, 2004, someone forwarded a Washington Post article with
one simple line: "I hope you can read this!"
I did. And you can, too. Follow this link
to read the Post article and my reply
April 26th, 2005, Debbie and I met with our Republican congressman
Randy Kuhl, to discuss his position on the trade embargo and travel
ban against Cuba. He was gracious and generous with his time, and
after hearing our position, told us that he was more receptive to
relaxing trade with Cuba because he saw direct benefit for his constituents.
As for the travel ban, he was not convinced that money from US tourists
would not help to sustain the socialist regime that he finds unacceptable.
Congressman Kuhl said he hadn't yet made up his mind, accepted a
copy of Strait Talk and assured us that he would give it some thought.