A small AP story tells about contact between a top U.S. official and the Cuban ambassador. Will the Cubans release the American they have in jail for handing out laptops?
Will the United States release the five Cubans in jail in the States for spying on Florida-based anti-Cuba terror suspects?
Who knows? All we can hope is that both governments act responsible and start dealing with binational issues in a respectful and mature manner, and not worry about the repercussions among small and increasingly irrelevant political splinter groups. The goal should be the full normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.
Of course, there is this: Who is Francisco Chavez Abarca?