The most disastrous conflict to break out in the Obama years is still nowhere near its end. It could have been very different.
The new president-elect delivered some mixed messages during the campaign.
Cuba has been reforming parts of its economy since 2008. Will the thaw in relations with its Cold War adversary and Obama's visit accelerate those changes?
The attention lavished on the handshake between Obama and Castro belies the hard work needed to create true, equal partnerships between the United States and Latin America.