Nearly three weeks after President Obama announced that the U.S. will begin to thaw a half-century-long freeze in diplomatic relations with Cuba, what stands to change?
Peter Kornbluh, the co-author of “Back Channel to Cuba” and the director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C., spoke to “Power Players” during a recent trip to Havana and said that tourism will be the most immediate and obvious change.
“The first change you're going to see is U.S. citizens who come to Cuba going back with a couple of bottles of rum and a box of cigars that they haven't been able to do for years now,” Kornbluh said.
Kornbluh said the United States’ long-standing embargo with Cuba has not only cut off the flow of goods, capital, and tourism between the two nations. It has also cut Americans off from an opportunity for cultural exchange.
"They are missing their opportunity to spend time on a beautiful Caribbean island, they're missing theirRead More »from Cuba Libre: Rum, cigars and a trip to Havana