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Why real change in Cuba won't come easy or fast
Why real change in Cuba won't come easy or fast

The historic agreement between Presidents Obama and Raul Castro has opened what Obama calls "a new chapter" in relations between the United States and Cuba, but we are still on the first page. The rest of the chapter remains to be written. What comes next? No one should expect things to change overnight. It took six years after President Nixon's historic 1972 trip to China to reestablish normal diplomatic relations, and it was 15 more before Washington granted China most-favored-nation trade status. Progress with Cuba will come faster, but key steps require congressional consent. The core of the U.S. economic embargo remains in place. Most U.S. exports are still...

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