What Obama Can Still Do

A New Era in Cuba-US Relations?

new era in cuba us relations 2.jpgOn December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced the United States would finally end its “outdated… failed,” policy on Cuba. Cuban President Raúl Castro reiterated his country’s “willingness to discuss and solve our differences without renouncing any of our principles.”

Their historic words generated a wave of optimism on both sides of the Straits of Florida that fundamental change would soon occur in relations between the two countries. There have been some positive, significant, but largely symbolic changes: the United States rightly removed Cuba from the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, the two countries re-established diplomatic relations and re-opened embassies in each other’s capitals. And President Obama has unilaterally eased some travel and financial restrictions.

But much more remains to be accomplished before there can truly be normal relations between the two countries. Most of those changes will need to be made by the United States. Why?

Read more here

what obama can do.jpg

international committee.png

PO Box #22455, Oakland CA 94609
info@theinternationalcommittee.org
follow us on facebook and twitter @thecuban5

 

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s