Cuba: the latest on relations with the US, the potential for change & a look at the backdoor negotiations with America

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Guests: Michael Weissenstein, Peter Kornbluh

Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Havana this Friday to raise the American flag over the recently-opened U.S. Embassy. His visit marks the first by a secretary of state since 1945 and comes on the heels of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the island and the United States. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll check in with MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press chief of bureau in Havana, about Kerry’s visit, the potential for a spike in tourism in Cuba, and how every-day Cubans feel about the changes taking place. We’ll also speak with PETER KORNBLUH, who directs the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, at George Washington University. He’ll discuss his new Mother Jones piece “Cuba Confidential” about the covert, back-channel negotiations between the two nations and how they reshaped US-Cuba relations.

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