Wayne S. Smith, [email protected], now a senior fellow at the
Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, is a longtime Cuba
expert and former chief of the US Interests Section in Havana
The time is ripe to correct this injustice, now that Cuba has begun to release its own political prisoners.
There has been much comment about the take-no-prisoners approach of the Congressional Republican leadership in cramming through the Medicare prescription-drug benefit this past November 22.
The arrest and long-term imprisonment of dozens of dissidents in Cuba and the rapid execution of three men who had attempted to hijack a boat were deplorable.