Cubans Are Still Waiting for Something New From Biden

People take part in a protest of the U.S. embargo against Cuba, Santa Clara, Cuba, April 25, 2021 (AP photo by Ismael Francisco).
People take part in a protest of the U.S. embargo against Cuba, Santa Clara, Cuba, April 25, 2021 (AP photo by Ismael Francisco).

During his campaign for the presidency last year, Joe Biden pledged to reverse what he called “the failed Trump policies” toward Cuba. But now, Biden’s White House is signaling that it is in no hurry to lift the severe sanctions and other measures imposed on Cuba by former President Donald Trump, much less return to the historic detente with Cuba that was pioneered by Biden’s old boss, former President Barack Obama. As the Biden administration bides its time, Cuba’s aging leaders have passed the baton to a new generation. At the Communist Party’s eighth congress last month, Raul Castro stepped […]

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