U.S. and Cuba Seek to Lower Fence
Just 130 miles — and lots of political discord — separate the two countries, largely cut off from each other since 1961. But this week President Obama signaled U.S. intentions to engage in talks to restore diplomatic relations with Havana. Administration officials believe it’ll be easy enough to convert the American interests section into an embassy in the Cuban capital. But appointing an ambassador and doing away with the trade embargo require congressional support, and the Cuban regime must unravel its rhetoric of hostility in order to become a good neighbor.