Shift in Cuba policy lets Americans visit family
The Obama administration announced a drastic change in the United States? policy toward Cuba Monday, but Cuban-Americans are torn as to whether the shift represents a change for the better or worse.
Cuban-Americans are now allowed unlimited travel to the country and can transfer money to family members in Cuba without any restrictions. With the new policy, the administration says it aims ?to reach out to the Cuban people to support their desire to enjoy basic human rights and to freely determine their country's future.?
Diego Salazar, the manager of a Woodbury restaurant, says he left Cuba with his family when he was 3 years old and hasn?t been back since. He supports the change in policy as a ?human decision? rather than a political one. He says he now plans to visit Cuba within the next few months.
Salazar acknowledges though, that many of his fellow Cuban-Americans disagree with him. Opponents see the policy change as rewarding the Cuban government.