President Reagan’s Secretary of State, George Shultz, was interviewed by the Peruvian magazine Caretas; here are excerpts (my translation):
It doesn’t seem to me to be an intelligent decision to maintain it [the embargo]. I would not negotiate with Castro over that. I would simply lift it…I would let people travel there to contribute to the opening of the economy and also on the political side. The Cuban American community should have access to the island. The more contact Cubans have with open societies, the better.
(H/t: Rui Ferreira)