Riddle me this:
The Castro regime can track down a flash-drive or a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from the most remote home of a pro-democracy activist.
The Castro regime can track down an older American man who travels to Cuba to help ordinary citizens connect to the Internet and exercise their fundamental right to receive and impart information.
Yet, the Castro regime cannot track down older Canadian and European men that travel to Cuba to sexually prey on young children in "casa particulares," which it closely monitors?
Fortunately, U.S. travelers are not contributing to this problem, for as The Miami Herald notes this morning:
"Perhaps the key reason for the lack of U.S. sex tourism to Cuba is Washington’s trade embargo on the communist-ruled island, which has limited travel there for more than half a century.
Cuban Americans can visit anytime, but they know 'that the police can throw them in jail anytime' and that U.S. consular officials in Havana 'cannot protect them,' said Cason, now the mayor of Coral Gables.
Non-Cuban Americans are barred from tourist trips and can go only on group “educational” trips that are tightly guided and can cost upwards of $5,000 a week. Only about 67,000 went to Cuba in 2011. In contrast, more than one million Canadians visited the island in 2012, and a week in Varadero beach can cost them as little as $600."
Who do you think the people of a future democratic Cuba are going to recall as their friends -- the Canadians and Europeans that took advantage of their suffering or the Americans that stood up for their freedom?
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