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U.S. to start informal meetings with Cuba

The United States will start having informal meetings with Cuba said White House and State Department officials, reported The New York Times.

Obama visited with Latin American leaders earlier this month, and he mentioned that Raul Castro, leader of Cuba, was interested in starting talks.

The Times reported that the informal meetings between state Department and Cuban diplomats in the United States would determine if formal meetings can be started,

Some of the topics that could be discussed include drug trafficking, security matters, and migration. What also could be discussed is if the 47-year-old trade embargo on Cuba can be lifted.

The article discussed how other Latin American countries look at the situation in Cuba to determine how committed the United States is to that region.

The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/world/americas/27cuba.html?ref=world