Normalizing relations with Cuba: not so fast

Polls make it clear that the American public is way ahead of Congress in supporting normalization of relations and reopening trade with Cuba. But positive numbers from several polls  don't mean that the normalization process will be easy or fast. That was unequivocally confirmed by Gonzalo Gallegos, Deputy Assistant for Western Affairs, at a State Department briefing Monday for 30 members …

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Impressions of Cuba, pt. 2 – Cuban embargo is just one problem

The end of the U.S. embargo of Cuba is long overdue. It serves no purpose today.  The goal was to bring Fidel Castro to his knees, but it hasn't worked for 55 years.  Now the torch has been passed to his brother, Raul,  perceived both in the United States and in Cuba to be a pragmatist. His …

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