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US Removes Cuba from List of State Sponsors of Terror

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There was a major step forward in the process of normalizing relations with Cuba today as President Obama officially removed Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, where it's figured since 1982. The move, while expected, is historic. It follows meetings last month between Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro. But it doesn't mean that the US will lift all sanctions against our southern neighbor. Julia Sweig is a senior research fellow at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She's also author of Cuba:  What Everyone Needs to Know.

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Guest:
Julia Sweig - University of Texas-Austin - @JuliaSweig

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Evan George, Claire Martin