Florida Roundup: Fidel Castro On U.S.-Cuba Relations

Jan 30, 2015

Fidel Castro in 2014.
Credit ALEX CASTRO / AP FILE

Six weeks after President Barack Obama announced efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, former Cuba leader Fidel Castro writes a letter of reserved-approval for the plan.

Cuba President Raul Castro said this week that relations with the United States can only be rehabilitated if  the U.S. returns Guantanamo Bay to the island and the embargo is lifted.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blasted accusations that one of the country's leaders is directly involved with international drug trafficking.

Meanwhile in Florida, Rick Scott's proposed $77 million budget cuts taxes and state jobs. Scott's Cabinet members say they weren't informed about the removal of Florida's top cop. 

Miami-Dade County's oldest housing project is getting a makeover.

Host Tom Hudson is joined by WLRN Americas editor Tim Padgett, Mira TV's Maria Elvira Salazar, Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times, Gary Fineout from the Associated Press and WLRN reporter Nadege Green.

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