Carlos Beruff's Cuban 'Cuento' (Fairy-Tale)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Florida primary voters can't trust Carlos Beruff.

Just months ago, Beruff agreed with President Obama that the rights of the Cuban people should be relegated to business interests.

Here's what he said in favor of Obama's embrace of the Castro dictatorship:

"If human rights are the only reason we're not doing business with Cuba, then we're doing business with a lot of countries we shouldn't be doing business with."

In other words, two wrongs make a right -- and never mind that it's your own brethren.

Of course, now that he's running for the U.S. Senate, Beruff claims to have had a sudden change of heart.

We'd like to believe him. But it gets worse.

Just a few years ago, Beruff traveled to Cuba with a policy group led by Castro apologist, Al Fox, Jr. -- the so-called Alliance for a Responsible Cuba Policy.

We don't use the term "Castro apologist" lightly.

Fox is a Tampa-based lobbyist with a long history of representing the most despicable regimes. He served as a D.C.-lobbyist for the apartheid regime in South Africa in the 1980s.

Since the late 1990s, Fox has been an outspoken defender of the Cuban dictatorship. He has personally met with Fidel Castro nearly a dozen times, and refers to Cuban exiles as "Batistites" and "losers".

Fox is so fringe that he even criticized Obama's speech in Havana for not being lenient enough with the Castros:

"I agree with some of Fidel's comments. That was not the moment for Obama to chastise the Cuban government."

Yet this is who Beruff traveled with to Cuba, where he was wined-and-dined by Castro regime officials.

Once again, Beruff now claims he was unaware of the purpose of the trip.

How can someone who wants to be a U.S. Senator pay a policy group to take a trip to Cuba and purport not to be aware of their policies?

That would make Beruff unfit for office.

Or simply not forthright.

Image below: Beruff meeting with Castro regime officials in Havana, along with Al Fox (far left).