Friday, April 17, 2009

U.S.- Cuba Relations

This week has turned out to be quite interesting in U.S.- Cuba Relations. Several changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba have made headlines.

On April 13, the Obama Administration announced the lifting of travel restrictions for Cuban Americans visiting Cuba and greater telecommunications links to the Cuban island. It is definitely interesting to see how all of this will turn out. As the Obama administration moves forward in communicating with the Cuban government, "towards renewed ties", one does have to wonder what comes next.

This article asks the question, 'What Are the Real US Aims in 'Bringing Freedom' to Cuba?'. Can all this also be a step towards more light on the Puerto Rico status debate issue that has gone on for what seems like forever? If Obama wants to present a more caring face to Latin America then this is another issue that should not be ignored. For now, I'm taking the let's see what happens approach. Much still remains to be seen here.

Summit hints at historic U.S.-Cuba thaw

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