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US Blockade on Cuba is a Failure, It Should Cease, NYT Says


After the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, the U.S. Congress should lift the blockade imposed on the island because it is a failed policy, The New York Times says in an article. The normalization of ties between the two countries will take years and it will be an arduous process because there are difficult problems to resolve as the future of the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, in eastern Cuba, whose occupation the Cuban government considers illegal, the text says.

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Cuban FM Meets US Counterpart in Washington


Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez met today with his US counterpart John Kerry at the State Department at the end of the official ceremony of reopening of the embassy of Cuba in this capital.
he Cuban flag was hoisted today at the cuban Embassy, a few hours after the official ceremony for the reestablishment of bilateral diplomatic links that was led by Rodriguez.

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Statement by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister foreign affairs of Cuba, at the ceremony to re-open the Cuban embassy in United Estates

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“The flag that we revere at the entrance of this room is the same that was hauled down here 54 years ago, which was zealously kept in Florida by a family of liberators and later on by the Museum of our eastern city of Las Tunas, as a sort of premonition that this day would certainly come. Flying once again in this place is the lone-star flag which embodies the generous blood that was shed, the sacrifices made and the struggle waged for more than one hundred years by our people for their national independence and full self-determination, facing the most serious challenges and risks.”

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Cuban Flag Raises in the State Department in Washington


The Cuban flag was raised today at the headquarters of the State Department as part of the actions implemented within the process of diplomatic ties restoration between the United States and Cuba.The Cuban flag now stands alongside over 150 others, placed in alphabetical order, at the reception of the Federal body responsable for Foreign Relations. Within a few hours, the national flag will wave also at the embassy of Cuba, in a ceremony of about 15 minutes, to make oficial the restoration of relations, interrupted by Washington’s decision 54 years ago.

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US Interests Section in Cuba Upgraded to Embassy

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US officials confirmed on Monday that diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were reestablished and that the Interests Section was officially upgraded to an embassy. In a press release, the US diplomatic representation points out that the event was in tune with the announcement made on July 1 by President Barak Obama. The US Interests Section became “the Embassy of the United States in Havana and will continue its diplomatic functions from its venue on Malecon, under the leadership of Ad Interim Business Attaché Jeffrey DeLaurentis”.

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Letters from the Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz adressed to Presidente Barack Obama en the reestablishment of diplomatic relations


Mr. President:
Consistent with the announcements made on December 17, 2014, and the high level discussions between our two governments, I am pleased to address this letter to you in order to confirm that the Republic of Cuba has agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations with the United States of America and open permanent diplomatic missions in our respective countries on July 20, 2015.

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Acting Minister of foreign affairs received letter from the President of the United Satates addressed to President of Cuba

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina Rodriguez, received during today’s morning, at the venue of the Chancery, the chief of the United States Interests Section in Havana, Mr. Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who conveyed a letter from president Barack Obama addressed to Army General Raul Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, confirming the decision to re-establish the diplomatic relations between the two countries and to open permanent diplomatic missions in the respective capitals, beginning July 20th, 2015.

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Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations to receive head of U.S. Interests Section


Jeffrey DeLaurentis will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies in both countries. According to a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Minrex), today, July 1, Cuba’s Interim Minister of Foreign Relations, Marcelino Medi na González, will receive the head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.