American Forum - Cuba after Castro
James C. Cason
December 14, 2009
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
JAMES C. CASON recently retired as U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay, a position he held since 2005. Cason served much of his 38-year career with the Department of State in Latin America, including Bolivia, Cuba (as Chief of the U.S. Interests Section), El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Uruguay, and Venezuela. He also held positions in Italy and Portugal, served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. embassies in Jamaica and Honduras, and was Political Advisor to the Commander of the U.S. Atlantic Command and to NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic. Cason’s work has earned him six meritorious honor awards, a Superior Honor Award, the department’s Distinguished Honor Award, and the Presidential Rank Award.