Many, including Pope Francis, are calling for “reconciliation” between the U.S. and Cuba. But will opening Cuba’s tourism hurt Puerto Rico?
Soon after Pope Francis landed in Cuba last weekend, he urged the U.S. and Cuban governments to further reconcile. “We have witnessed an event which filled us with hope: the process of normalizing relations between two peoples following years of estrangement,” the pontiff said.
President Obama already relaxed the 55-year-old Cuban embargo and announced last week a raft of other measuresintending to strengthen economic ties between the two countries. But, the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement has some practical implications that go far beyond geopolitics.