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Fidel Castro’s death offers opportunity to re-evaluate U.S.-Cuba relations

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The death of Fidel Castro reverberated throughout South Florida this weekend, and one expert said it could lead Cuban Americans to reevaluate their positions on the island. Guillermo Grenier, one of the lead researchers in charge of the FIU Cuba Poll, said the coming weeks and months “will be a time for reevaluation.” Some Cuban Americans, he said, will be faced with deciding whether to double down or take steps to reshape the country. “The diaspora of Cuban Americans ……

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Timing of Cuba talks crucial to Marco Rubio’s presidential ambitions

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Cuba may be a tiny island nation, but it’s hard to overstate the outsize influence U.S. national diplomacy efforts there will have on the White House aspirations of Marco Rubio, writes Caitlin Huey-Burns of RealClearPolitics: “The Florida senator and son of Cuban parents will announce his campaign at Miami’s historic Freedom Tower, considered the “Ellis Island” of the South because it was the first stop in America for scores of Cubans seeking political asylum after fleeing the Castro regime. But Rubio’s…

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