Must-Read: The Castro Regime's Windfall

Monday, May 11, 2015
The cover story of The National Review's upcoming edition.

By James Kirchik:

The Castros’ New Friend 

Obama’s change of policy helps Cuba’s oppressive regime, not its democratic dissidents 

Havana — I’ve visited more than my fair share of dictatorships, but Cuba is the only one where travelers at the airport must pass through a metal detector upon entering, in addition to leaving, the country. Immediately after clearing customs at José Marti International Airport, visitors line up for a security check. Anyone found carrying contraband — counterrevolutionary books, say, or a spare laptop that might be given to a Cuban citizen — could find himself susceptible to deportation.

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