First Take: With Cuba off terror list, floodgates open

April 14, 2015 8:07 PM

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MIAMI — Forget the handshakes and opening of embassies. Tuesday's decision by President Obama to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list will have the biggest practical impact on America's new relationship with the communist country.

Since Obama announced Dec. 17 that he would begin re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, American businesses, government officials and regular citizens have waited for the floodgates to the isolated island to open.

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