Much has been said lately about U.S. policy toward Cuba, fueling speculation that something new could be in the making. Hillary Clinton’s revelation that, while Secretary of State, she urged President Obama to lift the embargo has fed those expectations even more.

The embargo “wasn’t achieving its goals and it was holding back our broader agenda across Latin America,” Clinton told Obama, according to her new book “Hard Choices.”

Her conversion from staunch advocate of the outdated U.S. policy to enemy of the embargo is surprising — and very significant. After all, this is the first time that a potential Presidential candidate dares to question the embargo. Until recently, the fear of alienating Florida’s Cuban-Americans and losing that all-important state was way too strong...



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