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5 Things America Has Lost in Cuba

Today the Obama administration raised the American flag above the U.S. embassy in Cuba. It is unclear what, if anything, the U.S. has won in exchange for normalizing relations with the Castro regime–one of the world’s most oppressive tyrannies. It is clearer what we have lost.

Kerry Havana Cuba (Adalberto Roque / Getty)

Bipartisan Support Against U.S.-Cuba Relations Exists

President Obama’s move to take Cuba off the State Sponsors of Terrorism list and “normalize” relations between the U.S. and that criminal regime has been met with bipartisan disapproval in the U.S. Congress, leaving many Americans questioning where their values as a country have gone.

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Report: Obama Administration Failed to Debrief American Freed from Cuba

The Obama administration has yet to question American Alan Gross about his lengthy imprisonment in Cuba–six months after he returned home in a prisoner swap that set the stage for full normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations this week, the Daily Beast reports. Though Gross spent more than five years in a Cuban prison, and could potentially provide valuable intelligence on the regime, as well as information about political prisoners, the Obama administration showed no interest.

Alan Gross (Brendan Smialowski / Getty)