Actually, that's wouldn't be far-fetched at all.
(Caveat: As Senator Rubio rightfully notes, the fact that Castro's regime perceives him to be such a threat -- unlike with President Obama -- is telling in itself.)
Last year, we posted (Pt. 1) how The New York Times hosts a series of "people-to-people" trips to Cuba.
These trips don't spend time with courageous Cuban independent journalists or imprisoned writers/artists.
Instead, they spend all of their time celebrating with the Castro regime's censors and repressors.
The New York Times' itinerary features:
"- A meeting with journalists from Granma, Cuba’s national newspaper, as well as with reporters at a small regional newspaper, to learn about the papers and their role today in delivering news in Cuba.
- A reception with members of The National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba."
In other words, The New York Times' trips are to "learn" from the Castro regime's information monopoly and enjoy "mojitos" with the entity responsible for censoring writers and artists.
Just last month, another Cuban regime mouthpiece, Guerrillero ("Guerrilla"), published how it recently hosted its third New York Times trip, which wanted to learn how to run a newspaper without advertisements.
Below are various tweets from Guerrillero during these "celebrations of censorship":
Visitan a Guerrillero suscriptores del The New York Times: Por tercera ocasión en el año Guerrillero recibió a... http://t.co/lUE7Ur3pjk— Guerrillero (@guerrillero_cu) June 11, 2015
Los visitantes del New York Times leen las páginas del semanario Guerrillero en #PinardelRío #Cuba pic.twitter.com/axBQvHRLhJ— Guerrillero (@guerrillero_cu) June 9, 2015
Los suscriptores de The New York Times escuchan al director del Periódico Guerrillero pic.twitter.com/mzGbl2eBV8— Guerrillero (@guerrillero_cu) April 28, 2015
Algunos de los visitantes del New York Times pic.twitter.com/TffL2rZZNj— Guerrillero (@guerrillero_cu) March 17, 2015