Summary: In October 1960, US imposed an embargo on Cuba as the Cuba government refused to work towards democratization and greater respect for human rights and the embargo failed to accomplish our enduring objective of promoting the emergence of a democratic, prosperous, and stable Cuba. After 5 years of imprisonment for being accused as working as US intelligence services, Alan Gross has finally returned to Cuba. President Obama said that the embargoes were in the olden days and should have diplomatic ties. This will greatly improve quality of life of Cubans as more help is given to Cuba and imports from US are allowed.
Opinion: I feel that this decision by Obama was great was it helped to foster diplomatic ties with Cuba. This will help many Cubans and they will get more rights they deserve. It was a good approach to break the embargo as it was due to olden day relationships after cold war which was long over and it showed little effects. More countries should learn from them and work towards diplomacy.