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How Obama's Havana Trip Signals a 'New Normal' in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Obama in Cuba

(Image: The White House)

March 30, 2016

For all the pomp and circumstance surrounding U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba last week, the visit had a simple goal: to make the administration’s opening to the island impossible to reverse, no matter who wins the White House in November.

After spending the week of Obama's visit in Havana, it is clear to me that that goal is quickly becoming a reality. The coming months could bring more businesses taking stock of opportunities on the island, continued official visits and bilateral agreements on issues of mutual interest, and increased momentum to lift the embargo. We are...

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