Chris Cloonan shares his experience returning to Havana as an American during a pandemic and a near complete absence of foreign visitors.
Author - Christopher Cloonan
Christopher Cloonan is an expert speaker on US-Cuba relations, Cuban history, traveling to the island, and more. He holds a master’s degree in Cuban Studies from Burlington College, and he studied abroad at the University of Havana. He has spoken at universities and libraries across the United States as he believes a brighter future is possible between our countries and that the pathway is through engagement, mutual understanding, sovereignty, and respect. He strongly encourages readers on both sides to consider the viewpoint from 90 miles away. He is also a baseball fan and is hopeful that sports diplomacy can help to advance relations. Fun fact: Chris recently discovered colorblind glasses and, subsequently, what actual colors look like.
Christopher Cloonan traveled to Havana as soon as the island's José Martí International airport lifted COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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