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Sure, President Barack Obama's about to make a historic visit to Cuba. But it's also the climax of a string of events that could lead to significant trade and immigration policy adjustments between the US and the Cuban nation — which in turn may affect international business and domestic politics for the US.
President Barack Obama’s December 17 announcement that he would begin normalizing relations with Cuba sparked hot debate on both sides of the Florida Strait. It also began a political process that won’t end until a highly fractious Congress can agree on new legislation, not likely to happen any time soon. Among other obstacles is the long-questioned human rights record of the Castro regime. Independent watchdog organization Freedom House says Cuba falls just shy of its “worst of the worst list” for denying its citizens political rights and civil liberties.
US immigration policy treats Cubans like no other foreigners. And until there’s big political change on the island, many Cubans say it should stay that way.