This Thursday and Friday, Jose Ramon Cabañas, head of the Cuban diplomacy in the United States, was received for the first time in a decade.
The head of the Cuban Special Interests Section in Washington, which in recent years has become a key point of exchange between the two countries seeking to close deals within the economic opening undertaken by the Cuban government.
Cabañas traveled to Tampa on Thursday, invited by the Florida Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor, one of the strongest promoters of the lifting of the embargo laws against Cuba.
Kathy Castor said: “This is an important time for the United States which is more committed to Cuba now. Changes are happening on the island and in the economy. (Cubans) can own property, cars, and small businesses. This is the time for the U.S. to promote and encourage these changes. “
At each meeting, Cabañas stressed that although diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana have been broken for more than 50 years, the two sides have been managing to establish minimum agreements on matters of interest.