The Obama administration hopes the deaths of foreign fighters sends a message to potential new recruits.
The border site has been a focus of U.S. airstrikes for the past four months.
New security measures come as the CIA carried out a drone strike against al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the country.
Citizens express optimism about normalization of relations, even if it is unclear how far measures will go.
The meeting sends a message of support as U.S. talks with the Cuban government continue.
Enthusiasm aside, Washington and Havana have five decades of distrust to overcome as they reestablish relations.
But Havana wants a change in American migration policy.
Among the Obama administration’s priorities: Greater freedom of movement for diplomats in both countries.
The U.S. and Turkey have failed to reach agreement on the geographic scope and purpose of airstrikes.
The Obama administration took its first major steps to chip away at the sanctions against Cuba.