- Manuel Supervielle left Cuba with his family at the age of 4
- He served in U.S. military as chief general counsel for U.S. Southern Command, Afghanistan and U.S. forces in Latin America
- Supervielle calls Obama's move bold and says history will tell us if it was right
Originally from Cuba, retired U.S. Army Col. Manuel Supervielle served as general counsel of U.S. Southern Command 2000 - 2003, responsible for U.S. military legal affairs in Latin America including detention operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also served as general counsel for U.S. and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan 2005 - 2006. He is co-founder of Veritas Assurance Partners, which provides risk management advice and support to clients in Latin America and elsewhere. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)I returned to Cuba in June 2009, 48 years after leaving with my family at the age of 4.