Cuba’s Deputy Ambassador In Town to Work on U.S. Relations

Cuban Deputy Ambassador Miguel Fraga
Cuban Deputy Ambassador Miguel Fraga in studio with host, Jerome McDonnell WBEZ
Cuban Deputy Ambassador Miguel Fraga
Cuban Deputy Ambassador Miguel Fraga in studio with host, Jerome McDonnell WBEZ

Cuba’s Deputy Ambassador In Town to Work on U.S. Relations

Cuba is undergoing an era of change. Back in April, for the first time in 40 years, the country elected its first president with no familial ties to the Castros. In July, the Cuban government imposed more taxes and controls on the private sector. This time of change and reform is occurring domestically and internationally as Cuba re-evaluates its diplomatic relationships with other foreign countries. Illinois has always had a favorite state status in Cuba, but how does having a new president in power, both in Cuba and the U.S. fair for both countries? To discuss we are joined by Miguel Fraga, Cuba’s deputy ambassador and first secretary to the United States.