Dr. Andy Gomez, a Senior Policy Advisor at Poblete Tamargo, was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about U.S.-Cuba policy and the prospects as to whether the U.S. government would ease economic sanctions in the near future.
“Andy Gomez, senior fellow at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami, said the community in South Florida has applauded Obama’s easing of family travel and academic exchanges with the island. He doesn’t see prospects for improvement much beyond that unless and until the Castros are gone. Even then, Gomez said, it will take years for Cubans to break the state stranglehold on the economy and acquire respect for civil and human rights. “We’ve learned that we can’t export American values and attitudes to countries that don’t have the institutions to support them, and Cuba doesn’t,” Gomez said.
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