People walk beside a Cuban flag painted on a wall in Matanzas in central Cuba (REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa).
Time to Bet on Cuba
March 18, 2013,
The death of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Cuba's principal benefactor, threatens to disrupt the already precarious political and economic development in Cuba, and Raúl Castro’s announcement that he will step down in five years adds further uncertainty to the island’s future. Ted Piccone looks at how President Obama can take advantage of the opportunity presented by these circumstances to usher in a new era of constructive engagement.