ISSUES: Obama’s Cuba Trip

President Barack Obama made his historic trip to Cuba this week where he gave a speech both praising and challenging the Cuban people, and the Castro regime. In his speech, President Obama stressed the importance of a democracy saying, “It gives individuals the capacity to be catalysts to think in new ways, and to reimagine how our society should be, and to make them better.” What impact will his speech make in the efforts to ending the decades-long embargo?

Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, Cuban Democratic Directorate