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Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera on Cuba-US Relations

Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera provides her perspective on the future of the relationship between Cuba and the United States.
A Cuban flag hangs over a street in downtown Havana, Cuba.
Lianys Torres Rivera
Elizabeth Shackelford
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In 2015, Cuba and the United States opened embassies in their respective capital cities after 54 years without formal diplomatic ties. Yet despite the restoration of ties, many challenges still exist in the relationship between Cuba and the US. Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera joins Elizabeth Shackelford to discuss her perspective on what the future may hold for Cuba-US relations.

About the Speakers
Lianys Torres Rivera
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of Cuba in the US
A photo of Lianys Torres Rivera.
Lianys Torres Rivera is the first woman to lead Cuba’s mission in Washington. She has been a diplomat since 1994 and previously served as Cuba’s Ambassador to Vietnam.
A photo of Lianys Torres Rivera.
Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford, a former career diplomat who served the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of force to core US security interests and favors diplomatic engagement.
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford

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