The Moment

1|1|09: Havana

It's fitting that New Year's Day marked the Cuban revolution's 50th anniversary. It's a time for resolutions, and Washington and Havana have an opportunity to make some big ones. They can start by acknowledging that after 50 years of enmity, both sides can claim only partial victories. Washington has maintained its trade embargo against Havana yet failed to dislodge Fidel Castro, alienating much of the hemisphere in the process. The Castro regime has stood up to a half-century of yanqui aggression and championed the poor but also sports a basket-case economy and a bleak human-rights record. ¬°Felicidades!

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