The Miami Herald quotes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Deputy Director Jason Marczak on the US-Cuba talks and how the upcoming Summit of the Americans in Panama could affect the negotiations:
“The president has to come to the summit with something in his hands,” said Jason Marczak, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center. “But the Cubans want slow, measured steps [toward renewing diplomatic relations]. They are in no hurry.”
“To be sitting in the same room at the summit with Raúl Castro and still have Cuba one of four nations on the list could really backfire on the president,” Marczak said.