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Cuba - US Relations


The changing relationship between the United States and Cuba.  This Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry makes an historic visit to Cuba to raise the American flag at the U.S. embassy.  After decades of travel embargoes and trade restrictions, what will it take to  normalize relations?  And what are the potential pitfalls?  A Maine Calling discussion about Cuba.

Guests:  Allen Wells, Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History at Bowdoin College.
Tom Whitney practiced pediatrics for 35 years. Now is a political journalist writing mostly about Latin America, especially Cuba and Colombia. A long time member of Let Cuba Live, a Maine-based committee organized in 1992 to promote respect for Cuba's sovereignty and independence.

Sen. Susan Collins (for first part of the program)

Sen. Angus King (for part of the program)

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