From her small, tidy apartment here, Niurka dreams of visiting Miami one day to see her son’s home and the school where he is studying medicine. She also yearns to bid farewell to her late father at his graveside and to meet her brother’s children while they are still young. “Economic necessity has separated our family,” she said. “I want to put it back together.”
Although the U.S. has loosened restrictions on travel from the U.S. to Cuba, the easing of rules has not been reciprocal. It’s likely, though, that Raul Castro will make changes so that the U.S. doesn’t look like the better player.
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