US State Department description of Cuba compared with the United States

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Source: Ingenious Press

The following is the exact country description of Cuba from the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

“Cuba is an authoritarian state that routinely employs repressive methods against internal dissent and monitors and responds to perceived threats to its authority. These methods include intense physical and electronic surveillance, as well as detention and interrogation of both Cuban citizens and foreign visitors. U.S. citizens visiting Cuba should be aware that any on-island activities could be subject to surveillance, and their contacts with Cuban citizens monitored closely.

Human rights conditions in Cuba remain poor, as the Cuban government limits fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Cuba, but Cuba generally welcomes U.S. citizen travelers and U.S. citizens are generally well received.”

The following is an accurate rebuttal which gives a country description of the United States (2013).

“The United States is an increasingly authoritarian “democratic” state that is routinely employing more repressive methods against internal dissent, and monitors and responds to perceived threats to its authority. These methods include intense physical, electronic, and aerial (drone) surveillance, as well as detention and interrogation of it’s own citizens as well as foreigners….at a brutal and notorious U.S. operated detention facility in Cuba. Foreign nationals visiting the United States should be aware that any “Homeland” activities WILL be subject to surveillance, and their contacts with American citizens monitored closely.

Human rights conditions in the United States are becoming poor, as the U.S. government is increasingly curtailing fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of movement and peaceful assembly, as seen in the wake of the recent police-state lock-down of Boston. Most countries have diplomatic relations with the United States, but foreigners (in addition to most U.S. nationals) arriving at U.S. airports or at border crossings between Mexico and Canada are generally quite poorly received.”

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