US-Cuba relations continue to warm, but official embargo remains

US-Cuba relations continue to warm, but official embargo remains
US-Cuba relations continue to warm, but official embargo remains

US-Cuba relations continue to warm, but official embargo remains

President Barack Obama and Cuba’s president, Raul Castro, met on Tuesday during UN General Assembly meetings in New York City. They both spoke of ways to deepen renewed ties between the two countries, but they also had points of contention. Mr. Obama pressed Mr. Castro on Cuba’s human rights record and Mr. Castro insisted that the U.S. close the Guantanamo Bay military prison and return the land to Cuba. We’ll talk about the change in Cuba-U.S. relations with Geoff Thale, program director at the Washington Office on Latin America. (Photo: Flickr/marcel601)