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    time. Opening up travel and being able to send money are very important. But his willingness to talk to Raul Castro could have important repercussions, if not short-term, a bit further down the road. Fidel and Raul are not going to last forever. We'll see if Raul is willing to release political prisoners, as his first step. What amazes me is how Obama is consistent in what he says - no matter WHICH crowd he is saying it to. And defends meeting with Raul Castro in Chicago, Texas, and MIAMI. He doesn't pander to the crowd, and is willing to take risks. Very heartening. Wonderful diary.

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