Michael Shifter discussed in Minneapolis for Global Minnesota the complex and often strained relations between the US and Latin America including a look at immigration and trade policies, the reversal of the Cuban thaw, the Trump administration’s return to a more militant war on drugs, and the implications of recent developments with Venezuela and China.
On Friday, March 3rd, the Dialogue welcomed Director and Deputy Director of Cuba Posible, Roberto Veiga and Lenier Gonzalez, and a small group of Latin America policy experts for a discussion on social and political trends in Cuba. The discussion focused on upcoming leadership dynamics in Cuba and the role of young people in the future of the island.
The establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba could lead to new opportunities for US firms.
The restoration of US-Cuba relations has created speculation regarding an easing of restrictions affecting the country’s energy sector.
US-Cuba relations have been troublesome since the Cuban Revolution brought Castro to power.