Fortunately for both Americans and Cubans, the Obama administration has been proactive in restoring a normal relation ship with Cuba. Among the small steps has been allowing families to send money to relatives in Cuba. As of Monday, Cuban and US postal officials have begun talks to allow direct mail service between the two countries. People will no longer have to send mail through a third country in order to get it to Cuba.
It has taken the US 48 years to realize that economic embargoes do not work. They don’t punish those in charge and they certainly don’t bring socialism to its knees. They do punish everyday people and they cause resentment towards the US. Bravo to the Obama administration for this smart move.Published in