The Miami Herald quotes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Deputy Director Jason Marczak on the interaction between President Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro anticipated to happen at the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Panama:

Jason Marczak, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center in Washington, said he thinks the United States might need to offer something more concrete on Cuba than just holding talks aimed at resumption of relations.


“To be sitting in the same room with Raúl Castro and have Cuba as one of only four countries on the list of state sponsors of terrorism could really backfire on the president,” Marczak said.

Marczak said he expects that Castro’s Summit speech will include “some type of praise for what the United States has done” but thinks there could be some finger pointing, too, and that might not play well in Congress.

Read the full article here.

Related Experts: Jason Marczak