Letters to the Editor

Obama’s ‘fun’ visit

President Obama commented that his trip to Cuba will be fun. I would like to know, what part of a country with one of the worst human rights records is fun.

Is it fun that there’s no freedom of speech? Or that anybody who speaks out against the government gets beaten, harassed and jailed?

Is it fun that the Cuban people are on food rations that are hardly enough to keep a person healthy or that the Cubans live in poverty while the government officials have yachts and travel the world in luxury? No sir, it’s not fun.

To you Cuba maybe something fun, but to us its a passion and a pain engraved deep in our lives, its families divided and lives lost. It isn’t a game and it shouldn’t be fun to you.

Claudia S. de la Vega,