Earlier this week, the US and Cuba announced the restoration of diplomatic relations after the 53 years of blockade and embargo imposed by Washington. The US Congress is also set to vote for lifting an economic embargo.
"In some specified sense, the US has been lagging and isolated," Anna Ayuso, PhD in International Law and Senior Fellow for Fundación Cidob, told in an interview with Sputnik Novosti.
"Columbia and Brazil have also played an important role," Susanne Gratius, Professor of Political Science and World Politics for the Autonomous University of Madrid and Fellow for FRIDE, told Sputnik Novosti in an interview.
Gratius thinks the new situation also means that "Cuba will weaken its relations with Venezuela", because Havana "has chosen another way of international reintegration."
"Russia still plays an important role" as the current situation was affected by numerous factors, according to Ayuso.
According to the Cidob analyst, "the US takes seriously Russia’s presence in Latin America."
The analysts presume that the sanction policy has been a total failure which even the US President admits.
"I do not know what was more harmful – sanctions or Cuba’s own economic policy. I guess they both have contributed to the situation," Gratius said.
Ayuso and Gratius also agree the new situation will benefit Cuba and revive the country’s economy.