From the time ofÂ the Fidel Castro led coup d'Ă©tat in 1959, Cuba has been atÂ loggerheads with the United States. Over the years, every AmericanÂ administration has attempted various diplomatic and economic measuresÂ to destabilize Castroâ€™s grip on power, but none have beenÂ particularly effective. However, there has been a noticeable thawingÂ in relations between the two countries in recent years, especiallyÂ after Castro resigned from his position in February 2008 and handedÂ the presidency to his brother, Raul.
The biggestÂ obstacle in influencing a change in existing U.S. strategy concerningÂ Cuba is the discordant political atmosphere and the contrastingÂ opinion on the next step in the process. All parties involved appearÂ to be in agreement over a crucial issue concerning the CubanÂ situation: the trade embargo and travel ban have not accomplished theÂ objective that they were intended for. There is a window ofÂ opportunity here, and with a proper strategy in place, there couldÂ conceivably be a solution in sight.
â€˘ The trade embargo on Cuba should be lifted.
â€˘ That travel restrictions should be lifted on anyone going to or from Cuba.Â
â€˘ Must be turn in a democratic country.
â€˘ I have lived very closely the suffering of the Cuban people, for this and other important reasons I am going to invite the government of Cuba to start the process of restoring the democracy in their country.