President Trump and Vice President Pence have promised to reverse the Obama-era US-Cuba policy changes. South Florida Congressman Diaz Balart weighed in with his memo of proposed changes. Here is the text.
A cancelled State Department panel on Cuba offers a teachable moment for the U.S. government. The Trump Administration should re-establish appropriate boundaries between politics, policy and intelligence on matters of Cuba.
With few concrete human rights improvements since he announced his embargo changes over a year ago, President Obama’s decision to travel to Cuba could be a surrender of U.S. principles or a master stroke of democratic diplomacy. It all depends how he plays it.
Havana’s continued restrictions on the private sector (not to mention its ongoing suppression of fundamental political rights and civil liberties) present the greatest obstacle to entrepreneurial success on the island.
Cuba is experiencing a wave of U.S. “unofficial” tourism. Even as the hidebound communist regimes claims it isn’t looking for U.S. investment, the contact with tourists and U.S. communications are changing Cuba from the bottom up.