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

    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.

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

    Those will be some packed to the gills boats on the trip back.
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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.
    Who compensates the Americans, whose assets were confiscated by the dictatorship?

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

    No one - that was a "we don't have our sh*t together but you do so we can take your stuff" tax.
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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 love this. But I'd rather fly.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Who compensates the Americans, whose assets were confiscated by the dictatorship?
    We can't be worried about that.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I love this. But I'd rather fly.
    Meh, Cuba's only 90 miles from the U.S. That's not a bad boat ride, unless you're prone to seasickness.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    We can't be worried about that.
    We are Obama! Huh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Who compensates the Americans, whose assets were confiscated by the dictatorship?
    Does that mean to compensate mobsters as well? But that's beside the point. State's own the Federal Government billions, US Government actually owes billions to Native American tribes and yet you want Cuba to pay up when the US doesn't even pay up on it's "debts". Come on. Cuba can pay in bonds and they likely will or it will be forgotten due do about 50 years of embargo bleed Cuban economy 10xs the amount owed.
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    Re: U.S. government has authorized commercial ferry service to Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Does that mean to compensate mobsters as well? But that's beside the point. State's own the Federal Government billions, US Government actually owes billions to Native American tribes and yet you want Cuba to pay up when the US doesn't even pay up on it's "debts". Come on. Cuba can pay in bonds and they likely will or it will be forgotten due do about 50 years of embargo bleed Cuban economy 10xs the amount owed.
    - A priori, I would say that your first comment is misplaced, as all should be treated equally. If mobsters committed crimes, one would want that to be treated in court.
    - I am not sure, what you mean, when you say "State's own the Federal Government billions".
    - As to the Native Americans, I have not been following that recently, but had gained the impression that there had been considerable, but maybe too little compensation made and that there were still negotiations going on. But maybe you would like to open a thread on that? I will certainly look by.
    - If Cuba pays, that would be fine. The United States government could pay out its citizens, if that is what the voters want. But it would not be okay to leave the expropriated citizens hold the bag.
    - The embargo was fine, I would think. Why would losses made by Cuba have any baring on anything. That was part of the Cold War after it had almost gone hot over Cuba and the Castros could have ended it at almost any time by giving up the dictatorship. I mean, for a while there the Cubans were exporting troops to support enemies of the States. They were lucky it was an embargo and not a blockade.

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