Latin America Initiative

U.S.-Cuba Relations

Paper

Seizing the Opportunity to Expand People to People Contacts in Cuba

August 2010, Dora Beszterczey, Damian J. Fernandez and Andy S. Gomez

Dora Beszterczey, Damian F. Fernandez and Andy S. Gomez explain why President Obama should institute a cultural diplomacy strategy in Cuba that focuses on reducing restrictions on people-to-people contact.  According to Beszterczey, such contact could promote the sharing of democratic experiences and advance U.S. policy objectives in the region.