Merely traveling adds to one’s freedom? Even Adolf had a tourism bureau, remember (Kraft durch Freude), which the first Volkswagens were named after.
And under a terrorist regime, you aren’t really free even if they let you travel there and go home. They know that the USA’s going the same way as they are.
No it isn’t. You seem to be very depressed and personally involved in this. I don’t know why. Our country didn’t fall apart when we talked with China. In fact, I love that too as I have been on the Great Wall and I like saving money on things at Walmart. It is a win-win. Cuba will be the same.