Kingston, Jamaica – President Obama arrived in Jamaica to attend a summit of Caribbean Community leaders, ahead of a potential visit with Cuba‘s Raul Castro. After half a century of sanctions on the island nation by the United States and other countries, Cuba may finally get back in the limelight. The US placed Cuba on the Terror Sponsor list after Fidel Castro had allowed the Soviet Union to relocate missiles to his country back in the 1960’s. Now, after nearly a lifetime, Cuba may soon return to normalcy. The island that was once the play land of America’s wealthy may one day return to its former glory.
President Obama May Remove Cuba From Terror Sponsor List Within Days
In recent months President Obama had asked for a formal review of Cuba’s current status on the US’s list of state sponsors of terrorism. He expects to hear a favorable conclusion to the recent re-examination, which he has promised to act swiftly on. Once he formally receives the green light to go ahead and restore official relations with Cuba, Obama has said he will not hesitate. It may only take him a matter of days to organize a meeting with Cuba’s current leader Raul Castro. He shares some sentiment that the US’s embargo on Cuba has been too harsh and has gone on for far too long.
The entire country of Cuba has been all but impoverished as a result of the US-led embargo. The economy of the tiny island nation collapsed as a result of their isolation from most other country’s. Somehow through all of the harshness, Cuba has solidified its culture and managed to retain more dignity than would have been expected. The people of Cuba are genuinely proud people, who typically revere their home country.
Once the US officially restores its relations with Cuba, the flood gates of commerce and tourism will be set to open. A new destination for vacations, gambling, night life, and excitement is likely ahead for US citizens, many who have never been to Cuba. The next question Cuba’s government needs to ask its self is whether they are really prepared for such a sudden and drastic change that is likely to come their way.
President Obama May Remove Cuba From Terror Sponsor List Within Days.