What Obama's Visit To Cuba Means For U.S.-Cuba Relations

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President Obama's historic visit to Cuba will have broad implications for both the United States and Cuba. The trip comes after a decades-long freeze between the two nations.

Julia Sweig is an authority on the transformation of Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations and the author of a number of books on Cuba, including "Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know." She tells Here & Now's Lisa Mullins that this visit is necessary to help Cuba's economic reform, but it's unlikely to dramatically change the country's human rights practices.


  • Julia Sweig, senior research fellow at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. She tweets @JuliaSweig.

This segment aired on March 21, 2016.


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