After the Gross sentence: More concessions from Obama?

President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba while missing the opportunity to ask that Alan P. Gross be freed. Now Gross has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. What next?

The Wall Street Journal raises a scenario,

Jail Term Complicates U.S.-Cuba Relations

Philip Peters, a Cuba analyst at the Arlington, Va.-based Lexington Institute who has followed the case closely, said Mr. Gross’s situation makes things more difficult between the two countries by highlighting the existence of ongoing covert U.S. operations on the island. But he said Mr. Obama may choose to continue ahead with changes in policy that he sees “in the national interest.”

“In the national interests” of Cuba, perhaps?

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