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A New Cuban Revolution?
Last month, the U.S. and Cuba restored diplomatic relations, which had been frozen for more than half a century, and reopened embassies in each other’s capitals. It’s uncertain, however, whether Congress will lift a U.S. trade embargo on the Communist nation, in place since 1960. But as tensions ease, many American businesses are already gearing up to get a foothold in Cuba.
  1. Who is Castro, the man in the left panel of the cartoon, and how does he represent the “Old Cuban Revolution”?
  2. What does the Costco store represent? How might it be a symbol of a “New Cuban Revolution”?
  3. What point is the cartoonist trying to make? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  4. A recent poll showed that 73 percent of Americans support the renewed ties between the U.S. and Cuba. Why do you think a majority of Americans favor restoring ties with a longtime enemy?
  5. How do you think both the U.S. and Cuba might benefit from the restored relationship?