Dice Fernando Henrique Cardoso:
Quite often, the United States expends so much political capital on this issue that it overwhelms all other U.S. interests in the region — drugs, property rights — and other much more important issues take a back seat to Cuba. Washington has chosen to pander to a small but influential group of Cuban exiles in Miami rather than show true leadership in the region. Many opportunities have been squandered.
No country in Latin America wants to follow Cuba’s path anymore. That truth was especially evident at that lunch in Havana, but it has been crystal-clear for about two decades now.
There is no real risk of another Cuba. Even the recent leftward shift in Latin America politics does not mean that everybody wants to be like Castro. The region has moved on from such Cold War-style thinking, even if the United States has not.
Nota completa: What to do about Cuba? [en]