Obama nominates career diplomat as U.S. ambassador to Cuba

Obama nominates career diplomat as U.S. ambassador to Cuba
 

President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than five decades, setting up a fierce confirmation battle with Republicans in Congress opposed to Obama’s opening with the communist-ruled island.
The appointment of DeLaurentis, who has been the top American official at the U.S. embassy in Havana since relations were restored last year, marked Obama’s latest move to go as far as he can in normalizing ties between the former Cold War foes before he leaves office in January.
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28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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