I know you paranoid , extremist Miami Mafia types that read this blog probably think that it was a coordinated effort by Castro sympathising apologists triggered by orders from Havana. But, it was just a coincidence.
Today we learn a bill was introduced to lift all travel restrictions to the quaint little tropical paradise:
Enzi introduces Cuba travel bill
By Gazette News ServicesWASHINGTON -
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is co-sponsoring a bill that would remove all restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba.Nine other senators are co-sponsoring the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act."If we want to give the Cuban people a taste of the real America, we need to allow Americans to go there and share it," Enzi said in a release."Unilateral sanctions stop not just the flow of goods, but the flow of ideas - ideas of freedom and democracy are the keys to positive change in any nation."
The bill's other sponsors are Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.; Max Baucus, D-Mont.; Larry Craig, R-Idaho; Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; Russell Feingold, D-Wis.; Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.
Coincidentally, this op-ed travel piece hits the news wires.
I wonder if we're in store for any more coincidences in the next couple of days?
Update:Wow! what a coincidence! (via Child of The Revolution)
In the latest MiMegasite.com poll, nearly 100 planners weighed in on whether they'd consider Cuba as a possible meeting destination if the U.S. travel ban was lifted by Congress. And the results were a bit surprising:
When asked if they would consider Cuba for a meeting in the first year that the ban was lifted, beyond the first year the ban was lifted, or not at all, fully 41 percent said not at all. This compares to 24 percent who said that they would consider Cuba in the first year the ban was lifted, and another 34 percent who said they would wait at least a year before considering Cuba.
Que Casualida, Caballero