John Elliott recently retired after 11 years with the US Foreign Service, where he served as the Senior Regional Policy Officer for the Western Hemisphere. He is presently Executive Director for AidWEST Humanitarian Missions (www.aidwest.org). Elliott’s recent reportage and photography from Cuba can be found at bit.ly/thehumanpulse-cuba
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