I decided my knowledge of Cuba was limited to the Godfather and Scarface movies so I decided to some quick reading on what was really going on. 1. Castro took over Cuba because the country was basically owned by a few rich families and U.S. corporations. 2. The rich folks fled first in the 1960s, then the small business owners 70s, then the poor 80s 3. The embargo is placed to weaken Castro but the real reason is to protect Florida businesses agriculture and tourism from cheaper products and services. 4. The rich Cubans who settled in Miami hated Castro because he stole their wealth and had big sway over Florida politics and electoral votes in Presidential elections. 5. Carter and Clinton both wanted to lift the Embargo but Clinton was bullied into signing a bill giving Congress that power which he claimed was good Florida politics. 6. Obama now makes the strong effort because the anti-Castro Cuban vote in Florida is much less than it used to be with poor Florida Cubans now siding with Democrats. Whatever happens next in Cuba is all about money. Having a country 90 miles offshore of the U.S. not subject to strict U.S. laws will have businesses lining up to get into Cuba.