It was only a matter of time before members of the Cuban government and members of the Communist Party (one in the same) were afforded the opportunity to receive money, or cash remittances as a result of President Obama’s new U.S.-Cuba policy.
These officials can now receive remittances without limits and take advantage of other benefits such as having their mobile phone accounts recharged from the U.S.
The U.S. government has lifted bans on all Cuban government agencies expect for the members of the Politburo of the PCC, members of the Council of Ministers and high-ranking officials in the Cuban armed forces (FAR), according to the Miami Herald.
Members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (PCC) and the Cuban Ministry of the Interior (MININT) are now entitled to receive benefits from the U.S.
In other words, American taxpayer dollars are now being used to support and promote Communism in the western hemisphere.
News of this bonanza of U.S. benefits from members of the Castro regime has infuriated members of the exiled Cuban community, including Senator Marco Rubio (R), whose parents escaped from Cuba.
Rubio has been one most outspoken politicians against the Cuban regime and its allies, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Venezuela, and dug deep to express his disgust over the recent cash remittances revelations in a new press release.
“Over the past 24 hours, we’ve learned the Obama Administration has entered into an intelligence-sharing agreement with the Castro regime. This makes absolutely no sense, considering Cuba’s intelligence agencies actively work to endanger American lives by stealing our military and national security secrets and selling them to Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.
At a time when Russia is actively trying to influence elections in the U.S. the Obama Administration is saying it’s going to make nice with the very same Cuban intelligence agencies whose number one mission is to steal classified information from our government and recruit spies in the U.S. This is one more piece of the sad, dangerous legacy of President Obama’s appeasement-based foreign policy, which is likely to ensure the longstanding survival of one-party communist rule in Cuba.
”Beyond that, we’ve also learned the Obama Administration is extending its economic concessions and giving new opportunities to practically every member of the Cuban regime – even if they’re one of the official neighborhood informants that intimidates and reports on the activities of ordinary Cuban citizens; even if they get paid to participate in organized mobs and intimidate and physically assault Cuban dissidents, including the Ladies in White; even if they’re a rank and file member of the Cuban police and security forces that carry out the beatings and arbitrary arrests of government opponents; and even if they work in Cuba’s state-run media, where publishing character assassinations and libel and colluding in government cover-ups like the state-sponsored murder of Oswaldo Paya are all a routine part of the job.
“When the Obama Administration announced these new regulations last week, the media and the American public were led to believe this was all about Cuban cigars and rum. Yes, this is about the trafficking of products derived from properties stolen from Americans, but it’s much more than that. The Obama Administration did not include some of the most significant changes in its public or private descriptions of the announcement, suggesting a deliberate attempt to hide them from the American people.
These Obama concessions to the Cuban regime jeopardize America’s national security and are demoralizing to the Cuban people on the island who fight daily for freedom and a better future. They are demoralizing to people of Cuban descent residing in the U.S. who have been victims of the Cuban regime and are now learning the Obama Administration is legitimizing and essentially pardoning their tormentors.”