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U.S., Cuba set for new round of migration talks
reuters ^ | 6/12/10 | Reuters

Posted on 06/13/2010 12:04:27 AM PDT by Nachum

(Reuters) - The United States and Cuba will meet in Washington on June 18 for a new round of talks on migration, despite ongoing tensions between the longtime ideological foes, a U.S. spokeswoman in Havana said on Saturday.

This will be the third time they have met to talk over migration since President Barack Obama became president last year, and represent one of his avenues for trying to improve relations with the communist-led island.

The discussions primarily cover agreements from the mid-1990s aimed at preventing an exodus of Cuban refugees to the United States such as the 1980 Mariel boatlift and the 1994 wave of boat people.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cuba; migration; talks; us

1 posted on 06/13/2010 12:04:27 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“President Barack Obama”

the three most vile words in the English language.

2 posted on 06/13/2010 3:59:50 AM PDT by mike-zed
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