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After Prisoner Release, Obama Announces Seismic Shift In U.S.-Cuba Relations

First came the announcement that Cuba had released American Alan Gross and an unnamed American intelligence official, and news that the U.S. had released three Cubans who had been in jail since 2001 for spying.

Then came the news that the U.S. and Cuba will now work toward normalizing full diplomatic relations, including expanding trade, banking and travel, and opening a U.S. embassy in Havana.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to NPR’s Scott Horsley about Alan Gross’s release and the policy changes coming to U.S.-Cuba relations.


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