Representative Mike La Rosa – “New Cuba Policy Aiding Thugs”

    Mike La Rosa is pissed about the Obama administrations new proposals regarding Cuba, and he should be.


    By Jacob Engels


    Saint Cloud Republican Mike La Rosa is shocked that during this entire process key stakeholders in Florida were not consulted prior to the policy shift.


    “I find it hard to believe that the President would act without input on such a crucial issue for Florida. This is a huge win for the tyrannical reign of the Castro brothers who continue to actively oppress free speech and imprison political opposition. I find it hard to believe we are now going to allow new capital infusion into Cuba without demanding any changes to the current political structure.”


    Regarding those who view this as positive move for new investment opportunities such as in real estate and construction, Rep. La Rosa said: “I would warn those celebrating this move and remind and warn them that at present the government of Cuba still controls business operations in a centralized manner and the courts as well. We are also talking about dealing with the Castro brothers who remain dictators and employ physical beatings, threats of imprisonment and public acts of shaming individuals to remain in power.”


    La Rosa, whose family has a Cuban background, felt that Obama’s new plans for the America/Cuba relationship were more about aiding communist thugs and less about freedom. 


    “This issue is one close to my heart. My mother and many of my family members fled Cuba after being stripped of their land and personal belongings by the Castro regime. Instead of aiding the rule of communist thugs we should be more focused on ending their reign of terror and helping pro-democracy forces in and outside of Cuba to bring about freedom and true progress for all its citizens, not just the elite leaders now in control.”


    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at