Ricardo Alarcon, Cuban point man for U.S. relations, dies aged 84

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By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Ricardo Alarcon, one of the most powerful men in Cuba under former President Fidel Castro and a key player in relations with the United States, died in Havana on Saturday evening, his family said. The former diplomat was one of the architects of the first migratory dialogue between Washington and Havana in 1978, the year in which negotiations also began with a group of representatives of the Cuban community in the United States. Alarcon played a key role in negotiating an immigration agreement with the United States that put an end to a massiv…

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