Washington’s top diplomat flew to Havana on Friday to raise the Stars and Stripes over the newly opened U.S. Embassy.
American Fugitive Harbored In Havana Fears Bounty Hunters, Vigilantes Will Come After Him As US Relations Thaw
An American fugitive living in Havana believes the Cuban government will still protect him despite the thaw in relations with the United States.
The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.
President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said.
The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico in order to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism.
For the first time ever, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will soon offer charter flights to Cuba.
The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama’s bid to normalize relations between the two countries.
President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro spoke by phone ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Panama.
President Barack Obama will act soon on a recommendation about whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, he said Thursday as he opened a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America.
The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks.