Cuba vs USA : So far...and yet so close

Cuba’s complex history has evolved over the years and one of the main factors that have influenced it is its relationships with the USA. After having been accomplices for decades, their relationships have been totally blocked since the early 1960’s. Recently, in 2015, some hope came with the restoration of the diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, and with the ability for the American citizens to visit the island again, from which they had been banned for more than 50 years.

Even though many aspects of the previous American presence still remained in Cuban culture or environment, all evocations of the US had been banned. Nowadays, more and more explicit evocations of the US can be found down the streets in Cuba, what would have been unthinkable still a few months ago. I went to Cuba early December 2016, a few days only after the death of Fidel Castro.