A Miami speech is set for Friday to announce changes to the relaxation of tourism and trade rules.
More importantly than how his presidency will affect Americans' daily lives is how his presidency will affect diplomatic relations with foreign countries, likely altering Americans' experiences while traveling and even jeopardizing their ability to travel abroad. Many citizens from countries around the world think we just elected the next Putin and they are not only in disbelief, but they are terrified.
"Fidel fears many things, and when you fear so much, you cannot love at the same time."
Among the passengers on the 150-seat Airbus A320 will be U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, JetBlue Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes, news reporters and photographers.
With the assistance of my newfound Cuban friend and others that I made along the way, I learned that Cuba is much more than a time capsule - it is a country still deeply entrenched in a complex political situation, a struggle for financial stability, and teetering on the brink of a collective craving for a better life.
There it was. Havana. I was about to step foot on the forbidden island. The hidden gem of the Caribbean. The island of controversy and music, art and cigars. The land of classic cars that's the dream of every car collector in the US. The day had come.