"Our relationship with Cuba is a paradox. Politics pull us apart. And then geography pushes us back together. In a very true sense, we're all residents of the same neighborhood. In our neighborhood we see common problems and common opportunities. It's my hope that in the days, months, and years that lie ahead we'll find ways to work more closely together to solve the problems and to exploit the opportunities to the common good of all."
Read the entire essay from the Global Gulag archives