The U.S. Interests Section (USINT) is in the former United States Embassy building that was built by Harrison Abramovitz architects and opened in 1953. The 6-story building was reopened in 1977, renovations were completed in 1997.
The functions of USINT are similar to those of any U.S. government presence abroad: Consular Services, a Political and Economic Section, a Public Diplomacy Program, and Refugee Processing unique to Cuba.
The objectives of USINT in Cuba are for rule of law, individual human rights and open economic and communication systems.
Bilateral relations are based upon the Migration Accords designed to promote safe, legal and orderly migration, the Interests Section Agreement, and efforts to reduce global threats from crime and narcotics.
USINT key officers are as follows:
Chief of Mission: Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Deputy Chief of Mission: Conrad Tribble
Political/Economic Chief: Thomas Palaia
Consul General: Timothy P. Roche
Management Officer: Martina Polt
Public Affairs Officer: Lynn W. Roche