Obama in Latin America

Obama in Latin America

President Obama's visit to Cuba and Argentina last week had two main objectives: to end the half century of enmity and mistrust between Havana and Washington, and to remove a major impediment to better relations with the rest of our Latin American neighbors. On both fronts we count the trip a success.

In Cuba, Mr. Obama told an audience in Havana that despite real differences that remain between the two countries it was time to bury the last remnants of the Cold War. In extending a hand of peace, he called on Congress to lift the economic embargo that has crippled the island's economy, and for greater investment there by U.S. businesses.

But he also implicitly reproached the...