Kissing Fidel Castro led to consequences for Miami woman from the BBC

For Cuban-American lawyer Magda Montiel Davis, the thawing of Cuba/US relations invokes the past

The meeting of US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro marked the start of a new era in Cuban-American diplomatic relations. For Miami resident and Cuban-American Magda Montiel Davis, twenty one years ago the state of things could not have been more different. Attending a conference in Havana, Montiel Davis was filmed shaking hands with Fidel Castro, who kissed her on the cheek. The effect this had on her life back in Miami, a city with a huge Cuban population, was immediate – riots outside her law office, bomb threats, and social exile. BBC sat down with Magda Montiel Davis to discuss that period of her life.