Delahunt and Flake Just Thrilled Now

Saturday, May 9, 2009
As the the Cuban regime imposes even harsher controls on the Cuban population this week, making the internet totally off-limits to Cuban nationals and arresting more pro-democracy leaders, the Financial Times reports on further privileges for foreign tourists and investors:
 
Overseas private investors and homebuyers are to be given a rare chance to buy Cuban real estate in a move that marks a further loosening of the economic constraints imposed on the island since Fidel Castro seized power 50 years ago.
 
Cuba is set to offer investors the chance to buy an apartment in an exclusive beach resort on the north coast. The leasehold will initially be for 75 years, although the resort's developer hopes to be able to convert it into a freehold.
 
The Carbonera Club will be a luxurious beachfront resort an hour's drive from Havana, near the tourist destination of Varadero. It will include a hotel, spa, 18-hole golf course and yacht club.
 
NOTE:  Congressmen Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts and Jeff Flake of Arizona are the main sponsors of legislation that would eliminate regulations on tourist travel to "apartheid" Cuba.