That’s the verdict of
If you’re keeping track of the diplomatic contacts between
- ending all
economic sanctions; U.S.
- providing compensation for damages caused by the embargo;
- ending the designation of
as a “state sponsor of terrorism;” Cuba
- “the abolition of the Cuban Adjustment Act and the ‘wet foot/dry foot’ policy;”
- returning the
naval base; Guantanamo
- ending Radio and TV Marti;
- the “cessation of the funding of domestic subversion;” and
- the release of the “Cuban Five.”
In addition to discussions already started on migration and postal service, Rodriguez says
This is a pretty far-reaching agenda, and much of it is surely out of reach in any foreseeable political scenario in the
So the chances of full engagement on each side’s full agenda are about zero. But what would seem to count in the coming months is not whether the two sides will tackle the hardest issues, but whether they will find common ground on the easier ones, and find ways to go on from there.