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A deal with Castro, for a post-Castro future

December 21, 2014, The Washington Post

Covington's Arturo Valenzuela is quoted regarding President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba:

With the announcement last week, Washington acknowledges that, like Havana, it wants a managed, orderly transition to a post-Castro future. What that future will look like is the game going forward.

“Do we want a hard landing or a soft landing?” Arturo Valenzuela, who served as assistant secretary of state for Latin America during Obama’s first term, asked in an interview. “It’s not in our interest nor in the interest of the Cuban people to see a total collapse.”

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