Former White House staffer gives behind-the-scenes view of historic accord

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When former Illinois Senator Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, he made headlines by announcing the U.S. would meet face to face with Cuban President Raul Castro at a time and place of his choosing.

As a member of Obama’s first White House communications team, Luis Miranda oversaw relations with Hispanic media and worked on the administration’s plans to change the U.S. approach towards Cuba.

America’s Now anchor Elaine Reyes interviewed Miranda about efforts and challenges in laying the groundwork for normalized relations between Cuba and the United States.

Former White House staffer gives behind-the-scenes view of historic accord

Former White House staffer gives behind-the-scenes view of historic accord

When former Illinois Senator Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, he made headlines by announcing the U.S. would meet face to face with Cuban President Raul Castro at a time and place of his choosing. As a member of Obama's first White House communications team, Luis Miranda oversaw relations with Hispanic media and worked on the administration's plans to change the U.S. approach towards Cuba. America's Now anchor Elaine Reyes interviewed Miranda about efforts and challenges in laying the groundwork for normalized relations between Cuba and the United States.