Former dictator Fidel Castro is being laid to rest this weekend. His takeover of Cuba and the imposed communist regime led to a five-decade trade and travel embargo with the U.S. The embargo created an icy relationship which has only begun to thaw in the past year after President Barack Obama’s executive action to normalize relations. Now as President-elect Donald Trump prepares for the Oval Office, he may reverse the orders. Cuban Americans, Mike Gonzalez of Heritage Foundation and Miami-based lawyer Pedro Freyre, go head to head on the best policies for future US-Cuba relations and what route future president Trump should take.

Related Videos

  • The Oblate Sisters of Providence: A Story in Tribute to Soledad’s Mother Estela

    March 23, 2019

    The Oblate Sisters of Providence: A Story in Tribute to Soledad’s Mother Estela

    March 23, 2019

    A story in memory of Soledad O’Brien’s mother, Estela Marquetti O’Brien. Estela Marquett...

    Watch now
  • Rep. Curbelo on Tackling Immigration Ahead of 2018 Midterms

    January 20, 2018

    Rep. Curbelo on Tackling Immigration Ahead of 2018 Midterms

    January 20, 2018

    Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) has a tough fight ahead of him this midterm election. Wh...

    Watch now
  • Gov. Polis: Trump Can’t Win Colorado in 2020

    January 19, 2019

    Gov. Polis: Trump Can’t Win Colorado in 2020

    January 19, 2019

    The 116th Congress entered as the most diverse group of federal lawmakers in history. But ...

    Watch now
  • Why A Lifelong Conservative Left the GOP

    November 17, 2018

    Why A Lifelong Conservative Left the GOP

    November 17, 2018

    Max Boot was a lifelong Republican working hard to promote the conservative agenda. That w...

    Watch now
  • Strategists: Impeachment Message Won’t Work with Voters

    June 9, 2018

    Strategists: Impeachment Message Won’t Work with Voters

    June 9, 2018

    Democrats need to add two seats in the Senate and 23 seats in the House to take control of...

    Watch now
  • Rep. Hurd: We Need A Solution for Dreamers

    May 19, 2018

    Rep. Hurd: We Need A Solution for Dreamers

    May 19, 2018

    A group of House Republicans are rebelling against their leadership, attempting to force a...

    Watch now
  • Former Ambassador Walker: Leaving the Iran Deal Hurts American Leadership

    May 12, 2018

    Former Ambassador Walker: Leaving the Iran Deal Hurts American Leadership

    May 12, 2018

    Days ahead of the U.S. Embassy’s opening in Jerusalem, violence is erupting between Israel...

    Watch now
  • April 21, 2018

    April 28, 2018

    April 21, 2018

    April 28, 2018

    This weekend on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien sits down with former prosecutor Peter Zei...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Should College Athletes Be Paid?

    March 30, 2019

    Should College Athletes Be Paid?

    March 30, 2019

    March Madness is back and so is the debate over paying college athletes. Accordi...

  • FL Voters Gave Felons the Right to Vote. Now Lawmakers Want to Put that on Hold.

    March 30, 2019

    FL Voters Gave Felons the Right to Vote. Now Lawmakers Want to Put that on Hold.

    March 30, 2019

    Florida voters took a historic step in November, changing the state’s constituti...

  • A TEEN WITH AUTISM HELPING POLICE LEARN TO HELP THOSE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

    March 30, 2019

    A TEEN WITH AUTISM HELPING POLICE LEARN TO HELP THOSE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

    March 30, 2019

    Of the nearly one thousand people killed by police in 2018, one in four were su...

  • The Midwest’s Catastrophic Flooding Could Become the New Normal

    March 23, 2019

    The Midwest’s Catastrophic Flooding Could Become the New Normal

    March 23, 2019

    March’s bomb cyclone triggered catastrophic flooding along the Missouri and Miss...

  • The Oblate Sisters of Providence: A Story in Tribute to Soledad’s Mother Estela

    March 23, 2019

    The Oblate Sisters of Providence: A Story in Tribute to Soledad’s Mother Estela

    March 23, 2019

    A story in memory of Soledad O’Brien’s mother, Estela Marquetti O’Brien. Estel...

  • America’s Farmers Facing Both Financial and Mental Health Crises

    March 23, 2019

    America’s Farmers Facing Both Financial and Mental Health Crises

    March 23, 2019

    The devastating floods across the Midwest aren’t only the latest hardship to hit...

  • Irish Immigrant: How Undocumented Immigrants Experience America Depends on Skin Tone

    March 23, 2019

    Irish Immigrant: How Undocumented Immigrants Experience America Depends on Skin Tone

    March 23, 2019

    How undocumented immigrants in America are treated often depends on the color of...

  • Lawrence, MA: How Immigration has Shaped New England’s First Minority-Majority City

    March 16, 2019

    Lawrence, MA: How Immigration has Shaped New England’s First Minority-Majority City

    March 16, 2019

    When Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced she was running for president, she c...

  • Pine Ridge Reservation Recovers After Extreme Weather

    April 13, 2019

    Pine Ridge Reservation Recovers After Extreme Weather

    April 13, 2019

    Another bomb cyclone, or winter hurricane, hit the Great Plains in less than a m...

  • A TEEN WITH AUTISM HELPING POLICE LEARN TO HELP THOSE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

    March 30, 2019

    A TEEN WITH AUTISM HELPING POLICE LEARN TO HELP THOSE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

    March 30, 2019

    Of the nearly one thousand people killed by police in 2018, one in four were su...

  • The Oblate Sisters of Providence: A Story in Tribute to Soledad’s Mother Estela

    March 23, 2019

    The Oblate Sisters of Providence: A Story in Tribute to Soledad’s Mother Estela

    March 23, 2019

    A story in memory of Soledad O’Brien’s mother, Estela Marquetti O’Brien. Estel...

  • America’s Farmers Facing Both Financial and Mental Health Crises

    March 23, 2019

    America’s Farmers Facing Both Financial and Mental Health Crises

    March 23, 2019

    The devastating floods across the Midwest aren’t only the latest hardship to hit...

  • Lawrence, MA: How Immigration has Shaped New England’s First Minority-Majority City

    March 16, 2019

    Lawrence, MA: How Immigration has Shaped New England’s First Minority-Majority City

    March 16, 2019

    When Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced she was running for president, she c...

  • Native American Women Say Their Daughters Are Disappearing But No One is Taking Action

    March 9, 2019

    Native American Women Say Their Daughters Are Disappearing But No One is Taking Action

    March 9, 2019

    Native American women are murdered ten times more than non-Native women. Most di...

  • Music in Puerto Rico: An Expression of Frustration After the Hurricane

    March 2, 2019

    Music in Puerto Rico: An Expression of Frustration After the Hurricane

    March 2, 2019

    In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans have found new strength in an old ...

  • Can Solar Power Keep the Lights On When the Next Hurricane Hits?

    March 2, 2019

    Can Solar Power Keep the Lights On When the Next Hurricane Hits?

    March 2, 2019

    When Hurricane Maria made landfall, it left 3,000 dead, caused $100 billion in d...

  • April 6, 2019

    April 17, 2019

    April 6, 2019

    April 17, 2019

  • March 23, 2019

    March 30, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    March 30, 2019

    This week on Matter of Fact, the devastating financial and emotional toll farmer...

  • March 9, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 9, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    This week on Matter of Fact, will "Medicare for All" become a litmus test for De...

  • March 16, 2019

    March 15, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 15, 2019

    This week on Matter of Fact, social media is giving rise to political candidates...

  • March 2, 2019

    March 9, 2019

    March 2, 2019

    March 9, 2019

    A special edition of Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien from Puerto Rico. First...

  • February 23, 2019

    March 2, 2019

    February 23, 2019

    March 2, 2019

    This week on Matter of Fact, more Americans than ever say they're already impact...

  • February 16, 2019

    February 23, 2019

    February 16, 2019

    February 23, 2019

    This week on Matter of Fact, some top prosecutors are deciding to no longer pros...

  • February 2, 2019

    February 23, 2019

    February 2, 2019

    February 23, 2019

    This week, some lawmakers are trying to get the Equal Rights Amendment back on t...