Letters to the Editor

Cuban constituency

I couldn’t agree more with the April 10 article Left out of the conversation. Every time I hear local Cuban-American political representatives sound off on the current changes in policy regarding Cuba, I can’t help but feel bemused.

The reactions are so canned that I wonder if these representatives can think for themselves. They are trying to pander to their perceived constituency, but which one? It isn’t the majority of South Floridians or for that matter, even the plurality of Cuban Americans who are receptive to change.

At best, the local Cuban politicos are simply repeating pseudo-fascist, anti left-wing rhetoric — that whoever engages with Cuba must be a communist.

Resisting change is a convenient, but classic, case of subconsciously cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Mark Elman, Miami

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