The Florida Roundup: A Look Back At U.S. And Cuba Relations, Latin America

Jan 4, 2016

“The year 2015 has seen more firsts than in 50 years,” says Tom Hudson, WLRN’s Florida Roundup host.


He spoke with WLRN’s Tim Padgett and Fusion’s Latin America editor Tim Rogers to discuss the pathway to normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations, the migrant crisis in Central America and Venezuela’s crumbling economy.

History was made in September when the first presidential meeting between the United States and Cuba in more than 50 years on U.S. soil. What did this mean for both countries? Lifting Cuba from the State Department’s list of Countries that sponsor terror, internet making its way to Cuba and even commercial airlines having talks to have more flights to and from both countries. Also, a more civil cooperation.


Around the same period, Venezuela’s political and economic situation worsened and in December elections, the opposition won throwing out the Chavista regime. What is the United States involvement in Venezuela and in other Latin American countries?

Listen to the full show below.