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The Miami Herald ed board to Obama: Welcome to Miami, "get smarter on Cuba"

From the editorial: "Your administration has the opportunity to energize Cuba's civil society. And technology, as we all have seen with the rise of bloggers like Yoani Sánchez and cellphones given by foreigners to Cubans on the island, can serve as freedom's portal.

"Short-wave radios were fine a decade ago for Cubans to get information denied to them by the regime. Today a new generation is poised to speak out and connect with one another with the help of laptops, cellphones and smart phones that can link them to websites and even to the U.S.-funded Radio and TV Martí.

"The point now is for U.S. policy to be smart policy, 21st century style. Not a giveaway to Cuba's dictators, but also not a closed door to people-to-people exchanges that millions of Cubans yearn for. Your loosening of family travel and remittance rules set the right tone."

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