Mere months prior to the first reported sonic attack, America and Cuba appear to be on a different path.
The "Cuban Thaw" ushered in a lifted embargo, relaxed travel restrictions and returned Americas to our embassy in Havana - all events of great promise for the people of both nations.
What could possible alter the course of such historic progress?
Early 2016, then American President Barack Obama makes a historic pledge to Cuba and its people to put aside the past. We begins to 'normalize' diplomatic relations with Cuba - starting with lifting the decades-old embargo. Our diplomats return to the American embassy in Havana, and the countries are seemingly on their way to a new future, together.
Why are embassies and those who work within them such a vital key to this relationship? These new American diplomats, now living and working in Cuba - what role do they play in 2016 to re-build the countries' trust? Ultimately is this new commitment the same as trying to poison Castro's SCUBA suit, just under the guise of being a friend versus a foe?
Now that the embassy is open again for business, what makes someone a diplomat or a spy?
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Episode 4: The Overt Intelligence Collectors of Havana Bay
Jun 19, 2018