It is a different age than when we cut diplomatic ties with Cuba, and our policies should reflect that. Castro is dead, and his brother doesn't appear to be nearly the despot the former leader was. We can't let ourselves get behind the rest of the world in trade and tourism by continuing this old policy.
Yes, the United States should follow the example set by the EU and normalize relations with Cuba. Now that Fidel Castro has died and the effects of his legacy will wear off soon, it is time for the U.S. to normalize relations and fight for its best interests there before other countries do so.
With Castro now dead, many of the conflicts and problems between the United States and Cuba are now in the past. The U.S. should move forward to normalize relations with Cuba to benefit the lives of Cuban citizens. The Cuban people have shown that they wish to participate in the global economy while remaining an independent country.
Before the embargo on Cuba, Cuba was a hot spot. It was the Vegas of the South. It's not far from Florida. Americans loved to go to Cuba for a quick getaway. Americans would like the opportunity to do this again. The embargo hasn't moved Cuba towards capitalism, so it's time to try something else.