RE “LIFT embargo on Cuba? Not so fast’’ (Op-ed, Aug. 25): Cuba has a small number of dissidents locked up, but then, what country, including ours, doesn’t? Cuba’s government operates successfully on a different set of principles than those of the United States.
However, in general, no one is hungry, everyone has a roof over their head, medical services are excellent and universal, education through college is offered free, and children are encouraged to pursue the arts, including music, painting, and ballet.
One could suspect that the US government fears that ordinary people traveling there might find themselves comparing the two societies and wondering who’s better off.