Moderated by Rick Badie
In May, the United States removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror. Last week, steps toward diplomatic renewal continued with the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana for the first time in more than half a century. Today, a Georgia Republican congressman writes that a recent fact-finding trip to Cuba left him quite concerned about President Barack Obama’s measures toward the island. The other column, written by a Georgia Democrat, supports renewal of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties.
Cuba: Not enough has changed
By Earl L. “Buddy” Carter
Though it sits just 90 miles to our southernmost point, travelling to Cuba is like traveling back in time. On a recent mission there. I was struck immediately by what we would consider antique cars and crumbling buildings that date back to the 1950’s.