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AS/COA Online Explains: Lifting the Embargo on Cuba

Monday, December 14, 2015

Lifting the embargo on Cuba "is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when," U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer told AS/COA Online a couple of months after introducing a bill to end the embargo. In this video explainer, AS/COA's Alana Tummino joins Emmer and U.S. Commerce Department's Kelly Welsh on the implications of changing relations. Plus, Economist Ileana Díaz Fernández of the University of Havana reminds us change will take time, and that "a relationship of neighbors rather than enemies" is already a good start.

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