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Once again, a U.S. Embassy in Havana

Once again, a U.S. Embassy in Havana

Later this month, the United States and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other's capitals for the first time since severing relations in 1961. This has been expected since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced in December that they intended to restore diplomatic ties. As Obama has said, the U.S. policy of trying to isolate Cuba, a Soviet ally, might have made sense in the aftermath of the revolution, but it has proved to be ineffective over the subsequent half-century at forcing regime change, and ultimately has been damaging to both the people of Cuba and their relatives in the U.S., and to the standing of the United States in Latin America and around the world....