In the United States, there is going to be a fight about this, in the context of national elections.
Ending restrictions on U.S. tourist travel, expanding U.S. exports to Cuba - both are topics that are unlikely to survive the rigors of Republican-dominated Congress.
"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."
State Department spokesperson John Kirby regards "resolution of outstanding claims" as a top priority for normalization.
A recent poll on the controversial so-called "free trade" pact tells us that workers and our allies have a massive public education job to do.
The Cuban position is that there are still things the Obama administration can do by executive order to move things forward.
"It takes courage to deal with an adversarial country in a peaceful manner, and to instead focus on what joins us together than what tears us apart."
A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
The friction between Dominicans and Haitians is rooted in a complicated mutual history, in which the U.S. has been a factor.
If the current thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations leads to lifting the decades-long blockade, we will have access to life-saving drugs and vaccines now banned in the U.S.