"I Heart Castro" Trips

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Below are two articles from Castro's state media today.

They are about two "people-to-people" trips.

The first is organized by the Castro regime's repressive entities and the second essentially trains anti-U.S. policy activists.

Can someone explain how these "people-to-people" trips benefit the Cuban people or "promote their independence from the Cuban authorities" (as the Obama Administration's policy claims)?

First,

U.S. Visitors Express Admiration for Cuban Revolution

Guests from the U.S. state of California visiting the city of Camagüey expressed Tuesday their admiration for the Cuban Revolution and their support to the cause of the Cuban Five who have been serving severe and unjust sentences in U.S. jails for 14 years.

The U.S. visitors expressed so during a meeting with neighbours of the 8th block-based Committees for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR), belonging to the 24th zone of this city. The Provincial Office of this grass-root organization in Camagüey and the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP) organized the gathering.  

Second,

Visiting U.S. University Students Know More in Cuba about the Cuban Five

Relatives of the five Cuban heroes that are captive in the U.S. for fighting terrorism spoke on Monday at Havana’s Friendship Center with university students from that northern nation interested in getting further information about the case.

Students and professors from the Diablo Valley College (DVC) of the state of California, listened to the details offered with respect to the legal process by Magali Llort and Elizabeth Palmeiro, mother and wife of Fernando Gonzalez and Ramon Labañino, respectively, two of these five patriots unfairly condemned.

Elizabeth Palmeiro requested participants in the meeting to join the campaign in favor of the return of The Five to the island, and urged President Barack Obama to review the case in his capacity as a lawyer, which will allow him to see the arbitrary acts committed in the process.