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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cuban Flag Flies in Washington

A Historical Perspective on the Cuba-U.S. Relationship

Historian Renata Keller recently spent nine months at the Kluge Center researching Cuba’s relationship with Mexico and the United States during the Cold War. She spoke with Program Specialist Jason Steinhauer about the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will begin to normalize relations between the two countries.

Jason Steinhauer | December 19, 2014

[From an interview between by Renata Keller with Jason Steinhauer:]
Hi Renata, thanks for speaking to us. Let’s start with this: soon after Fidel Castro’s rise to power, the U.S. viewed Cuba as a security threat. What was the basis for that viewpoint?
When Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, the United States did not initially view Cuba as a security threat. ...


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