Wednesday, December 17th
As my semester in Cuba is finally coming to an end, I’m really glad that I was able to be here after the release of the three remaining members of the Cuban Five, Alan Gross, and an unnamed intelligence official for the United States on Wednesday. This move by both the U.S. and Cuban governments could lead to restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries in the near future, and the University of Havana students were especially happy with the decision because the greatest political cause on campus had been calling for the release of the Cuban Five. We will have to see how the next few months play out between the two countries, but what happened Wednesday could be a crucial step in ending the more than five-decades-old trade embargo.
I’ve been doing everything I can to complete the remaining things on the list I made at the beginning of the semester this past week, and I will update my blog with what I was able to complete during my layover in Miami tomorrow.