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The end of the Cuban revolution
The end of the Cuban revolution

Dec. 17, 2014 — for Cubans, that date will be remembered in the same way that East Germans remember Nov. 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall fell. The Cuban Revolution is dead, and democracy is inevitably on the horizon. Last week, after 18 months of negotiations, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro agreed to formally restore full diplomatic relations between their two nations, ending decades of hostility and ushering in an opportunity for cooperation between the two cold-war enemies. As Mr. Obama framed it, it's time for a "new approach." The deal, mediated by Canada and facilitated by Pope Francis, did much more than just broker the release...