Karen Smith shows postcards she brought back from a recent trip to Cuba. (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
Relatively few Americans have been able to travel to Cuba for the past six decades, after the coup led by the late Fidel Castro in 1959 drove a political wedge between the two countries.The U.S. government opposed Castro's communist dictatorship, but after he yielded power in 2008 to his brother, Raul, the country and its relationship with the U.S. began . . .