St. Paul, Minn. –  Miguel Fraga, the first Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., will talk about “U.S.-Cuban Relations, Past, Present and Desired Future,” Monday, October 22, at 4:45 p.m., in Olin-Rice Science Center 250, 166 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn. FREE. For more information, call 651-696-6395.

Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro took extraordinary steps to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba. They met, restored diplomatic ties, and eased travel restrictions. Now Cuba has a new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel.  As the Trump administration moves to reverse these changes, how is Cuba changing with respect to constitutional change, economic reform, and U.S.-Cuban relations?

Fraga was appointed first Secretary at the Embassy of Cuba in Washington, D.C. in 2015.  He has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in both the North American and U.S. divisions and the Office of the Minister. He was a member of the People’s Power Provincial Assembly of the City of Havana and holds a master’s in foreign relations from the Higher Institute of Foreign Relations Raúl Roa García and from University of Havana Faculty of Law. Sponsored by the Departments of Latin American Studies, Political Science and Spanish & Portuguese.

Learn more about Macalester College at macalester.edu.

September 26 2018

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