Obama’s Visit to Cuba: Dangers and Benefits to the Cuban Revolution

On Sunday, March 20, President Barack Obama traveled to Cuba, the first time the Caribbean nation has seen a U.S. president in 88 years. President Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro and then convened with business leaders from both Cuba and the United States. On his last day in Cuba the president is expected to give a speech that will be broadcast throughout Cuba so that he can speak directly to Cubans, and he will meet with political dissidents before finally attending a baseball game and leaving for Argentina. The president’s trip is being hailed by some U.S. policy analysts as a shining example of soft diplomacy. Let’s see what our guests have to say about that.

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James Early is a board member at the Institute for Policy Studies.