i found this US announcement patronising, arrogant, hypocritical and sinister. they still just don't get it - how could anyone regard a reluctant embrace from neocon america as a positive? obama talks about helping the cubans remove the shackles (!) of a repressive government - and not a mention of guantanamo or other atrocities world-wide (incidentally, i never understood why this camp is in cuba - why make an exception for torture if you are imposing a boycott?) Do the good old defenders of freedom and liberty intend to cease all CIA operations in central and southern america? obama talked about all the benefits that cubans will get from their easier travel to and contacts with the USA. not a word about what america may learn from cuba. what is the spanish for 'thanks -but no thanks'?