Americans Favor Ties with Cuba

Americans Favor Ties with Cuba

A majority of Americans now favor normalizing relations or engaging more directly with the Cuban government, according to a  survey released Tuesday by the Atlantic Council. The survey found that 56 percent of Americans favor changing Cuba policy. In Florida, home to the nation’s largest Cuban-American community, the majority is even greater: 63 percent. “We have had an embargo for 55 years. It’s counterproductive. It’s time we normalize relations,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, just back from a weekend visit to Cuba. Sanders said lifting the embargo would benefit the economies of both countries.