Agence France-Presse quotes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Director Peter Schechter on talks between senior US and Cuban officials in Havana:

“I think that Jacobson’s visit is, without a doubt, historic and it will bring changes, but it’s important to be aware that you can’t expect sudden miracles,” said Peter Schechter, Latin America analyst at the Atlantic Council, a US think tank.


“This is not something small, because staying on the list bars access from financial institutions,” Schechter said.

“The talks should initially focus on the most pressing questions to establish diplomatic relations, in order to then move to central issues,” he said.

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