During the Republican presidential debate last night, there was talk of positions toward Cuba. Cuba currently remains closed to American investments as a result of a 50 year travel and trade embargo. The Obama administration, like administrations before, have chastised Communist Cuba for it’s human rights violations, but at the same time Obama has loosened restrictions on Cuban/American travel. And American businesses are now looking at Cuba as a future market. This is, indeed, a complex geo-political issue. Yet, fundamentally, I don’t believe tourism or business profits should trump human rights violations. With Raul Castro continuing in the same vein of his brother Fidel’s “iron fist” rule, scattered pockets of protest are emerging throughout that country. It’s too early to tell whether there will be a ‘Cuban Spring,’ but let’s hope the Obama administration (or whatever administration is to come) helps support the possible congealing of this movement on as many strategic fronts as possible.