A sane article about US/Cuba relations
With so many polarized articles about Cuba and Cuba/US relations, it is rare to see something that actually makes sense. This article titled Cuba sanctions help keep castros regime alive is an opinion piece in Bloomberg.
It doesn't say Cuba is perfect today but what it does is put it in perspective. Possibly the best comparison is how North Korea is on less US shit lists than Cuba.
[T]here’s an even better reason to alter U.S. policy toward Cuba: It isn’t working. A half-century after John F. Kennedy slapped sanctions on the Castros, they’re still in power. The U.S. embargo has little global support; no other country puts sanctions on Cuba. Even more absurdly, sanctions that were first imposed to protest Castro’s expropriation of U.S. assets now keep most U.S. companies out of a Cuban market that is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment. Although reliable numbers are elusive, one recent report estimated that total foreign investment rose to $3.5 billion in 2009 from $1.9 billion in 2001.