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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Probably more than 200 miles, since Key West is too remote and away from highways, so more likely Miami. Havana is the only major port in Cuba. 200 miles in those waters and on a ferry would be very bumpy.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Hell yea! Visiting just got a lot easier come September.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Hell yea! Visiting just got a lot easier come September.
    Does Cuba meet your standard of human rights? Just asking. BTW where does all that money go when you visit Cuba?
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Does Cuba meet your standard of human rights? Just asking. BTW where does all that money go when you visit Cuba?
    Does it? Nope. And it depends on where you do business in Cuba. But to put this in perspective neither does the US meet "my standards" on human rights. The majority of it goes to the state. Some of it can also go to small business as well.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Does it? Nope. And it depends on where you do business in Cuba. But to put this in perspective neither does the US meet "my standards" on human rights. The majority of it goes to the state. Some of it can also go to small business as well.
    OK so Cuba does not meet your standard of human rights, then should we have lifted our sanctions?
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    OK so Cuba does not meet your standard of human rights, then should we have lifted our sanctions?
    Yes. It was a major flaw, and hypocrisy in our foreign policy.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Cool.

    Just normalize relations already.

    Cuba is a threat to the United States? Don't make me laugh.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Wow!

    I was wondering if this day would come while I was still alive?

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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    US approves ferry service to Cuba by four Florida companies - Sun Sentinel

    For the first time in five decades, the U.S. is allowing ferry service between Florida and Cuba. At least four companies said they were notified Tuesday of approvals by the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the first since Washington imposed a trade embargo on Cuba. Licensed were Havana Ferry Partners of Fort Lauderdale, Baja Ferries of Miami, United Caribbean Lines Florida of Greater Orlando and Airline Brokers Co. of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

    A Treasury spokeswoman confirmed approval of ferry licenses but would not say how many were approved. Cuba also must approve the operations. "I'm very excited, because this is a historical event in U.S.-Cuba relations," said Havana Ferry's managing partner, Leonard Moecklin Sr. The ferry companies plan to offer trips that would be less expensive than charter flights, while allowing more luggage free. Many Cuban-Americans haul down hefty supplies for family homes and new private businesses.
    I hope they have armed guards on those ferries. They will have to try to keep Cubans off the boat for the return trip.

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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes. It was a major flaw, and hypocrisy in our foreign policy.
    Then your OK supporting repressive regimes, keeping political prisoners and no human rights for it's people and the dictators claiming all the money. Got it.
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