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Strife, Mutual Interests Mark Cuba-US Ties

Separated by 90 miles, the United States and Cuba have had a long history of discord and shared interests. Cuba's proximity to the United States made it a one-time vacation destination for Americans before Cuban rebel Fidel Castro came to power in 1959 and established a socialist government. Over the decades of the U.S.-imposed embargo, travel all but dried up. Instead, many Cubans sought refuge across the Florida Straits. There are now 1.9 million people living in the U.S. who...

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