Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cuba and the US get back together again, after 50 years


It has been announced by Obama that their has been a change of foreign policy with regard to relations with Cuba. Following the release of a US prisoner Obama has indicated that the US will establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and lift all sanctions with the island which have been in existence 50 years. The Pope has encouraged this change of heart between Obama and Raul Castro, the President of Cuba.

This is good news for both the US and Cuba. Sanctions do not work even after 50 years. Other nations have long had normal relations with Cuba. The USA would do well to revise other aspects of its foreign policy, such as its sanctions imposed on Russia, and the US/CIA interference in Ukraine politics. Why does the US always have to bully other nations?