Biden Is Missing an Opportunity on Cuba

A car flying a Cuban flag drives past the American embassy during a rally calling for the end of the U.S. blockade against the island nation, Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2021 (AP photo by Ramon Espinosa).
A car flying a Cuban flag drives past the American embassy during a rally calling for the end of the U.S. blockade against the island nation, Havana, Cuba, March 28, 2021 (AP photo by Ramon Espinosa).
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At the eighth congress of the Communist Party of Cuba last month, Raul Castro stepped down as head of the party, passing the reins to President Miguel Diaz-Canel in a choreographed transition of power. This changing of the guard took place amid rising dissent on the island, as well as a severe economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and strict U.S. sanctions that were imposed by the Trump administration. Despite expectations he would return to a policy of engagement, President Joe Biden has so far chosen to keep Trump’s aggressive policies toward Cuba largely in place. This week on […]

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