Enacted in 1962 during the Kennedy administration the economic, social, and political blockade(El Bloqueo) has long outlived its supposed usefulness. Year after year U.S. government officials have developed new formats for strengthening the blockade and preventing two countries that have a shared history – and are only geographically 90 miles apart – from having normal political and economic relations.
The Cold War ended years ago. It's time for U.S. Foreign Policy to reflect the rights of its citizens to be able to travel to Cuba and engage – unrestricted – with the people of Cuba. Its time to normalize diplomatic relations with the island country, end the 50-year blockade, remove Cuba from the list of countries supporting terrorism, and free the Cuban 5.
Demand President Obama take action to end the ban on travel to Cuba.