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Cuban-American reflects on thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations

Alberto Coll is a professor of law and director of the Cuba Studies program at DePaul University. At the age of six, he watched as his father was arrested for opposing the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. It’s an event that helped shape his life. Coll says yesterday’s historic decision to re-establish diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba was “ a great day for both nations.” He joins us from Havana to talk about celebrations in Cuba and what’s next for the two countries. A woman with a poster of the Cuban Five, that reads in Spanish "Freedom Now," celebrates their release, in Havana. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations between the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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