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On the Right Path in U.S.-Cuba Relations: Reflections from Former Chief of U.S. Interests Section

When the United States broke relations with Cuba in 1961, the U.S. embassy in Havana closed. Many people thought that this phase in U.S.-Cuba relations would not last long, that cutting ties would lead to Fidel Castro’s downfall. But it only proved counterproductive, damaging the United States’ standing in the world and doing nothing to improve the lives of the Cuban people.

El Paso Jury Acquits Arch-Terrorist Posada Carriles of all Charges

U.S.-Cuban relations – and the Obama administration’s standing — received a painful and embarrassing blow on April 9 when an El Paso jury acquitted arch-terrorist Luis Posada Carriles of all charges, despite the overwhelming evidence against him.

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