Change is Coming to Cuba

Professor Steven Hyland published the following opinion piece in today’s Huffington Post:

Change is coming to Cuba.

In fact, if one looks closely at Cuba now, one sees a country in transformation. Some are subtle. Others are public. Many are still in the offing.

Nevertheless, if given time, President Barack Obama’s policy will push Cuba toward further change, if only to offset popular demands due to rising inequality.

I traveled to Cuba in June 2012 as part of a delegation of U.S. academics and study-abroad administrators organized by the Fund for Reconciliation and Development.

I had romanticized visiting Cuba for a number of years. The optics at least matched the vision. We first stayed in the iconic Habana Libre hotel, headquarters to Fidel and revolutionaries after their triumphant arrival in January 1959.

Read the rest here.

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