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Louisiana-Cuba Connection [Part 1 of 2] (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-02-06

Duration: 00:07:04

Subjects: International relations | Cuba


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Nieto, Jose Interviewee
  • Lopez, Ana Interviewee
  • Fowler, George Interviewee


This segment from the February 6, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the reaction of Cuban-Americans in Louisiana to President Barack Obama’s efforts to open up diplomatic relations with Cuba. Her report also touches on the historic connection between New Orleans and Havana. She interviews: Jose Nieto, the owner of Churros Café in Metairie; Dr. Ana Lopez, the director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University; and George Fowler, the general counsel for the Cuban American National Foundation.