The Miami Herald quotes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Director Peter Schechter on the resuming of US-Cuba negotiations and what affect the embargo will have on those negotiations:

“With Congress’ lock on the embargo, diplomatic relations grows in importance as the number of doable achievements on the administration’s checklist shrinks,” said Peter Schechter, director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center. “If successful, U.S. negotiator and Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson will be in the crosshairs of the small but vocal group of skeptics in the U.S. Congress that believe — no matter what — that Cuba will get far more out of the deal than the United States.”

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