Health Cooperation In The New U.S.-Cuban Relationship
April 30, 2015
Four months after the surprise announcement of his determination to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is rapidly translating that wish into reality, with the cooperation of Cuban counterparts and widespread support among Americans. On April 11, the Summit of the Americas featured the first meeting of the two countries’ presidents in over fifty years. Three days later, even amidst a struggle with Congress over a possible nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration announced it will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a step Carl Meacham, Director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Americas Program, calls “the biggest signal yet that Washington no longer sees Havana as an enemy.”
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