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The U.S. Is Helping to Keep Castros’ Regime Alive

Is Cuba really America’s most serious national security threat? You might think so from the sanctions the U.S. imposes on it, which are more onerous than those on Iran and North Korea.

Cuba is hardly benign. It beats and imprisons dissidents, commits aggressive espionage, cheers on Iran and Syria, and supports some of the Western Hemisphere’s most democratically challenged regimes. Still, it is fitfully changing for the better, and the U.S. can help speed along the process.