Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba has just ended. The president had an opportunity to address the Cuban people broadly, to display his charm and draw the attention of the international media, taking advantage of the event’s historical significance.
Desirous not to give the impression that the visit was “a honeymoon” with the U.S. president, Cuba’s official treatment was respectful but distant. However, the population expressed itself in a warmer manner, especially when Obama strolled through the streets of Havana and imposed his undeniable charisma.
It is not surprising that Obama awakened the sympathy of the Cuban people. It has happened everywhere else in the world, ever since he assumed his post. The reasons are not only attributable to his personality; the content of his ideas is also important.