How Congress Should Respond to the President’s Radical Change in Cuba Policy

Normalized relations with Cuba should not be the result of unilateral concessions by the United States. Rather, conditions should be placed on the Cuban government to demonstrate a real commitment to a democratic transition. The U.S.’s economic embargo was the result of the Castros’ aggressive actions. The island’s self-imposed isolation should continue regardless of pressure from Latin American governments. For the Castro regime, normalization is the ultimate coup. For the rest of America’s enemies, it is confirmation that, under President Obama, anything is possible.

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