LIBERAL CONGRESSMAN CALLS CUBA “EXCITING”
By Cliff Kincaid
March 15, 2011
As American Hostage Rots in Cuban Jail
As Jewish American Alan Gross remains in a Cuban jail, held hostage by the Castro regime, Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) gave a presentation on Sunday about how Cuba is “an exciting country” to visit and that all remaining restrictions on travel to Cuba should be lifted.
“Sharing a glimpse at his personal experiences in Cuba, Rep. Farr admitted that there is no more exciting place to visit on the American continent,” noted the Havana Times.
Farr spoke at the Washington, D.C. Travel & Adventure Show, where new “people-to-people” tours of Communist Cuba were one of the featured attractions. He has been urging Obama to normalize relations with Cuba and to remove Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.
However, fugitives from justice in America continue to remain in Cuba, under the protection of the Castro brothers’ regime. These include cop-killer Joanne Chesimard, Puerto Rican FALN bomb-maker William Morales, and Victor Manuel Gerena, a Puerto Rican terrorist involved in an armored car robbery. A WikiLeaks cable from a U.S. diplomat in Havana revealed that the regime continues to give sanctuary to members of various terrorist groups. “We have reliable reporting indicating the presence of ELN, FARC and ETA members here in Havana,” the cable says. The National Liberation Army (ELN) and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are Colombia’s main terrorist organizations, while the ETA is a terrorist separatist group operating in the Basque region of Spain.