HAVANA TIMES — Noting that it would bring many jobs to Florida, Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist now favors lifting the US embargo on Cuba.
“The embargo has done nothing in over 50 years to change the regime in Cuba,” said Crist, “If we want to bring democracy to Cuba, we need to promote American values and investment there,” he said in a statement.
The former Florida governor (2007-2011 as a Republican) has now switched parties in his attempt to regain the post in the general elections scheduled for November 2014. The primary elections are set for August 26.
The following is his answer on the Cuba question on the Bill Maher TV program.