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Brown Bag: The Status of US-Cuba Relations Hidden From Headlines
November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
In 2014 President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that they were moving to normalize diplomatic relations, raising hopes in both countries. After five-decades of an embargo, trade and travel restrictions began to relax. What has happened since?
You’re invited to an energetic, in depth, and thought provoking brown bag seminar filled with comic relief and a multimedia presentation by First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC, Miguel Fraga, who will give an overview of incredible yet little known facts about Cuba on the world stage, the nature and impact of the decades long U.S. blockade on the island, the changes made over the last five years, and how the Cuban people are responding.
Miguel Fraga was appointed First Secretary in June 2015 to the then Cuban Interests Section. Since 2006 he has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in both the North American and U.S. divisions and the Office of the Minister. Served at the Cuban Embassy in Canada, as a member of the People’s Power Provincial Assembly of the City of Havana and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Havana Faculty of Law. He also has a Master of Science in Foreign Relations.