With the release of Alan Gross in exchange for three Cuban spies, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro are set to begin normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba in a joint press conference later today.
Presumably this means the embargo will be lifted if not immediately, then incrementally. What about Helms-Burton? Or will Obama just issue another executive order?
This is being described as the fall of the Berlin Wall moment for Obama.
Well, by last count, there are 114 political prisoners in Cuba. Will they be released and free to come and go as they please? Will former Cuban political prisoners be allowed to return from exile in Spain?
And what about multi-party elections, a free press and an independent judiciary?