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What would America gain from a Cuban friendship?

Obama's proposed relaxing of foreign policy would give the US a chance to rebuild relationships across Latin America

By Jacob Parakilas  

A fighting rooster waits in the sun for his next fight, in Havana, Cuba. © Ramon Espinosa/AP/Press Association Images

If the narrative of 2014 has been of the United States constantly reacting to events, last week brought a sharp rebuttal: an announcement from the White House that American policy towards Cuba would undergo its most significant change in 60 years. Barack Obama’s statement on Wednesday—accompanied by a prisoner exchange and a simultaneous…

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