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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2nd Worst Ever U.S. President Visits Cuba

From the Communist Party USA's Peoples World

Jimmy Carter,  welcomed by Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, right,

Former President Jimmy Carter began a three-day visit to Cuba yesterday, amidst a stormy background of seemingly constant escalation and de-escalation of tensions between the U.S. and the island nation...

Carter visited Cuba previously in 2002, the first and only U.S. president to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution. According to the Cuban press, the visit "was a demonstration of his interest in better bilateral relations..."

The ex-president's trip takes place during uncertain times for the island nation and its relationship with the United States. In what some consider the beginning of a thaw, the Obama administration loosened restrictions that President Bush had imposed on exchanges with Cuba...

Carter's visit comes just before the next congress of the Cuban Communist Party, set to take place next month...

The party congress is one of the main reasons for Carter's visit. According to the Carter Center, he and former first lady Rosalynn Carter traveled to Cuba to "meet with President Raúl Castro and other Cuban officials and citizens to learn about new economic policies and the upcoming party congress, and to discuss ways to improve U.S.-Cuba relations..."

While Carter's trip is technically a private venture, sponsored by his organization, analysts say some sort of policy announcement, either from the Cuban side, the U.S. or both, is possible.


Blogger JMB said...

I take it by Second Worst President, the unnamed First Worst President would be the current one...Good play on words Trevor...Unless of course you meant Woodrow I'm betting on the current one.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous larryG said...

Dear God,
Did you know Jimmy is still down here? We think somethings wrong with his mind Sir.Help us we ask in Jesus name.Amen

4:12 PM  
Anonymous ARK said...

He looks like a patient in a mental ward.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carter needs to have his passport revoked and be forbiddden to leave the country; he's not only more of an embarrassment to the USA now than he was as president, if possible, but his constant sojourns into unstable, hostile environments places him, and thereby the United States at risk.

11:56 AM  

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