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Joy and sadness mark season

On this Christmas Eve we find messages of peace, evil, hope and thanksgiving in the news. Our message of peace comes from President Barack Obama who, with help from Pope Francis, opened the door to diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years of an embargo strategy that failed to change the government there. I always wondered why our government would not establish diplomatic relations with Cuba because of its dictatorial form of government while having diplomatic relations with China, Russia and dozens of other dictatorial governments. In fact, U.S. policy toward Cuba has always been about Cuban votes in Florida. Obama's move says more about the changing nature of politics in Florida...

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