Country Dialogue: Cuba

Sunday, March 17 - Saturday, March 23, 2013


Trip Report

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A delegation from the Pacific Council on International Policy traveled to Cuba in an effort to better understand the political and economic changes currently underway in the country, and the implications these might have for U.S. policy. The trip began in Miami with an exchange with newly-elected Cuban-American U.S. Representative Joe Garcia. It continued in Havana, where over five days the group spoke with Rafael Hernández, the Editor of Temas magazine; Omar Everleny Pérez, Director for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana; Miguel Figueras, Former Chief Economist at the Cuban Ministry of Economy and Planning; Carlos Alzugaray, a former high ranking Cuban diplomat; and John Caulfield, the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section. The group also met with artists, new Cuban entrepreneurs, and foreign journalists.

If you have any questions regarding the trip, please email Melissa Lockhart Fortner at or call (213) 221-2106.



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