To be frank, most Cuban policy is dictated by Cuban-Americans in Congress. After all, Cuba is now a politically non-influential country that gets disproportionate U.S. attention. As the older group fades out, the younger Cuban-American population should begin to dominate the political discussion about Cuba; this is the most direct path to the Cuban democracy we seek.
Super Tuesday columnists Johnathan Bowes ’15 and Veronica Añorve ’17 take on the Cuban embargo. Añorve argues that the embargo serves little realistic purpose and that normalizing relations would allow greater American influence. Bowes disagrees; he contends that the Castro regime will only be ousted with a fully enforced embargo.