Monday, January 16, 2017

Obama sends aide to Cuba to sign agreement

Obama sends aide to Cuba to sign agreement
By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Monday, January 16, 2017

With five days remaining in office, President Obama dispatched a top
adviser to Cuba Monday for the signing of an agreement governing law
enforcement issues such as counternarcotics operations between the two
Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes is meeting with Cuban
officials about cultural engagements and establishing a legal framework
for "counternarcotics, counterterrorism, legal cooperation, and money
laundering, including technical exchanges that contribute to a strong
U.S.-Cuba law enforcement relationship," the White House said.
Mr. Rhodes' trip to Cuba follows last week's announcement that the
administration is ending the so-called "wet-foot/dry foot" policy that
accepted any Cubans who made it ashore in the U.S. after fleeing the
Communist country.
The White House said Mr. Obama's goal is "to help the Cuban people
achieve a better future for themselves and to advance the interests of
the United States."

Source: Obama sends aide to Cuba to sign agreement - Washington Times -

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