Monday, March 23rd, 2015

History in the Making- Kyle Jones

On December 18th, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his intention to normalize relations between the United States and the Cuban Republic. In the words of one Cuban newspaper, “It is the most significant change in policy in more than 50 years.” Despite the excitement felt by Americans and Cubans alike, there is still a long road to be traveled with many obstacles before the embargo is lifted and before relations between the United States and Cuba are entirely normalized. While in Cuba I want to study the policy changes being made in the relationship between the governments of the US and Cuba. I want to learn what is the difference between Obama’s efforts and efforts made by past US presidents, as well as policy changes being made by the Cuban Government. I hope to possibly meet with and possibly interview staff from the American Interest Section here in Havana, as well as Cuban foreign policy experts and possibly Foreign Ministry staff. I also want to learn what the general mood is here in Cuba on the change, and how these changes will affect the lives of Cuban citizens for better or worse.

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