With new laws passed by the Obama administration “normalizing” our relationship with Cuba what will change for the people of Cuba?
Although President Obama’s new approach is being touted as an historic shift in U.S.-Cuba relations, all of the measures implemented thus far, serve to reinforce the status quo—legitimizing and benefiting a regime that has a 55-year track record of opposing change.
Touted as a historic shift in US-Cuba relations, ironically, the Obama administration’s latest initiatives serve to reinforce the status quo — legitimizing and benefiting a regime that has a 55-year track record of opposing change.
President Nicholas Maduro faces popular unrest at home, as plummeting oil prices and failed economic policies have left Venezuela on the verge of economic collapse.
For the last six years, and almost certainly the next two, the biggest news is Barack Obama’s systematic unwillingness to advance U.S. national-security interests around the world.
There is one group that is not impressed with Obama’s rapprochement with the totalitarian regime in Havana — the dissidents on the island who are risking their lives for democracy and human rights.
With the announcement of a major US policy shift in Cuba, many are wondering how this renewed connection will manifest itself.
Despite Obama’s opening to Cuba, expect no meaningful steps toward liberalization of any kind from the Castro regime.
With regard to Cuba, the current debate is mostly over the best means for ending a Communist dictatorship, and how to bring political and economic freedom to the island. It’s a nice change to have everyone aiming for the same goal this time.
The president has made a dangerous bet by normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba.