The Organization of American States lifted its 47-year suspension of Cuba on Wednesday in a move backed by Washington as it tries to soothe Cold War tensions with the communist-run island.
The 34-member hemispheric body, meeting in Honduras, unanimously scrapped a 1962 decision at the height of the Cold War that barred Cuba as revolutionary leader Fidel Castro took it toward communism and an alliance with the Soviet Union…
In a diplomatic compromise, the group’s member countries agreed that Cuba’s re-entry would be “the result of a process of dialogue” which Cuba has to request and must be in line with OAS principles.
In other words, the castro regime gets the legitimacy it doesn’t deserves and nothing is really asked for in return. Why would the regime ever make a single concession when the dictators get everything they want without ever have to give up anything?
“The ball is now in Cuba’s court to abide by the principles of human rights and democracy embodied in the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” said Representative Eliot Engel, chairs of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
Really? The ball is in their court? That’s funny because I didn’t know you could get concessions out of people by showering them with undeserved gifts.