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Obama's historic shift on Cuba
Obama's historic shift on Cuba

Citing a half-century of failed policy, President Obama on Wednesday announced that he intends to normalize relations with Cuba, mending a rupture that dates to the chilliest days of the Cold War. While the move to restore diplomatic ties should not be taken as support for the Castro regime's continuing human rights violations or its antidemocratic policies, it is undoubtedly the right step. Indeed, it is long overdue. Now Congress should follow suit and scrap the counterproductive economic embargo, which, rather than bringing down the Castro regime, has made the U.S. the outlier in an international community that has accepted Cuba. We also welcome the release of Alan Gross, the U.S...

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