The U.S. State Department has updated its Cuba background notes, according to Cuban Colada. The background notes give a snapshot of the U.S. government's current view of Cuba and include details on the economy, government, human rights conditions and more. They also list the new chief of the U.S. Interests Section. His name is Jonathan Farrar and he's a Los Angeles native who has served in Uruguay, Paraguay, Mexico and Belize, according to his bio.