In any case, Biden has shown that he is Country Email List not Barack Obama when it comes to Cuba. But this is a symptom of the weakness of its leadership, which could have repercussions in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region in which Cuba Country Email List and the leftists that support it continue to be important, as the recent political processes in Mexico, Argentina and and Bolivia, and even in Ecuador. For six months, the US government Country Email List postponed the fulfillment of campaign promises and was trapped in the narrow framework of the Trumpist variant of the Republican policy towards Cuba.
Which is based on an illusion: that Country Email List through the application of extreme unilateral coercive measures it will manage to put an end to the regime that emerged in 1959. Events on the ground and the decisions and proposals of Country Email List other actors have put it in an impossible position. The net result is that sanctions against Cuba will most likely be maintained over the next three years, further impoverishing the Cuban people and harassing their government, which will have to convince itself that only an effective economic Country Email List policy that encourages the development of military productive, will be able to get the country out of its current crisis.
At the time of writing these lines, barely two Country Email List weeks after the protests, the Cuban government can be seen carrying out damage control operations that transcend the initial reaction, mainly repressive, although it does not Country Email List seem to have abandoned it. To continue controlling the damage, it is essential to correctly assess the political and social situation, and not make the mistake of blaming only external factors Country Email List without self-critically addressing internal ones. Promised reforms, especially as regards the food supply, must be undertaken urgently.