When President Obama travels to Cuba on March 21, he will see the new private sector forces unleashed since December 17, 2014. More US tourists bring more customers for Cuban small business owners. The elimination of remittance caps allows a greater influx of dollars and capital. Businesses like Airbnb and Sprint, household names in the US, are now operating in Cuba.
The embargo will eventually be lifted by Congress. But in the meantime, the United States and Cuba can start by helping to put in place a working financial system, which would substantially improve the lives of Cubans.