US-Cuba relations: one year after normalization of ties
Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro shocked the world one year ago (Dec. 17) when they announced the United States and Cuba would end more than a half century of enmity and start normalizing relations.
Much has changed in the past year. But much has also remained the same. A year later, while economic issues are being addressed, Cuba still controlled by the Castro family and its Communist government and lack of freedom of expression remains for anyone who disagrees with the regime.