HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 4 – Time Magazine runs a feature on Wednesday that shows a shift in sentiment about the US travel ban on Cuba from Cuban-Americans:
Not too long ago, Ricardo Herrero was one of Miami’s Cuban-American hard-liners, an ardent supporter of the US trade embargo against Cuba as well as on the US travel ban to the communist island. But a half-dozen trips to Cuba during this decade have changed his mind about the latter.
“There are no better ambassadors of American culture and American democracy than Americans themselves,” says Herrero, 31. Many fellow Cuban Americans who’ve traveled there, he adds, have come to the same conclusion: they “always come back saying it was a completely eye-opening experience” and have “changed their views because they witnessed firsthand the ineffectiveness of our current policy.”