On this day in 1977, recently inaugurated President Carter decided to look for an opening with Cuba. In other words, today we remember another president who tried but could not change Cuba.
After a few years, President Carter unplugged the talks and walked away. Castro reacted by being Castro, or a leader who never negotiated in good faith.
Fidel Castro is not around anymore but his brother is. Beware of negotiating with a communist dictator, his little brother or the puppet president.