Another Prominent Cuban Dissident: Lifting the Embargo Would be a Mistake

Monday, June 16, 2014
It appears that the Cuban government is looking for someone to pay for its bills and vices amid the decline of Venezuelan subsidies.  And since it has run out of doors to knock on, it has focused on the United States.  The regime is making efforts towards this goal. It would be be the height of insult for the Castro government, which has poisoned Latin America with its anti-American policies, to end up receiving U.S. subsidies. Lifting the embargo would be a mistake without Cuba first respecting its people's fundamental human rights. Any negotiation that does not have this as its foundation, is detrimental to Cuba and the United States. If the U.S. allows financing towards Cuba, it will be U.S. taxpayers who would be sustaining the Castro regime.  
-- Rene Gomez Manzano, renowned Cuban dissident, former prisoner of conscience and independent lawyer, Diario las Americas, 6/16/14