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U.S. policy shift on Cuba follows change in Americans' attitudes
U.S. policy shift on Cuba follows change in Americans' attitudes

For decades, the politics surrounding Cuba were as durable as they were predictable, as Democrats and Republicans alike condemned the Castro dictatorship and supported a U.S. embargo of the island nation. But a subtle shift began in recent years as memories of the 1959 Cuban revolution faded and as second- and third-generation Cuban Americans grew more amenable to normalized relations — a change that helped lay the groundwork for Wednesday’s White House announcement of renewed ties. The change is charted in opinion polls. In January, a survey by Atlantic Council found that 56% of Americans favored normalizing relations or engaging more directly with Cuba, with 35%...

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