The Obama Administration has approved licenses that will allow regularly scheduled ferry service between the United States and Cuba. One of the companies issued a license is called Baja Ferries. Baja Ferries plans to transport construction materials and farm products to Cuba in addition to passengers. Although vacation travel to Cuba is still not permitted under U.S. law, people will be allowed to travel to Cuba for certain reasons such as family visits.
The Obama administration has taken major steps toward normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba. President Obama met with Cuban president Raul Castro back in December to discuss plans about improving relations between the two countries. President Obama should be commended for his efforts at improving the strained relationship between the United States and Cuba that have existed since the late 1950’s.
Hopefully, president Obama will continue to improve relations with Cuba until we reach the point of unrestricted trade and travel with the island. Fersen Lambranho could see how normalizing relations with Cuba will bring enormous benefits to both countries. Cuba has the potential to attract a great many tourist who will spend a lot of money on the tropical island. The money that can be gained from tourism alone will give the Cuban economy a much needed boost. The businnesses in the United States will benefit by gaining a new market to sell their products. Normalizing relations with Cuba is a win-win situation for both countries. Hopefully, President Obama can finish the job he started before his term of office is over.