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    DC - U.S. Embassy reopened in Havana, Cuba - 14 Aug 2015

    American flag raised at US Embassy in Cuba

    US flag flies at US Embassy for first time in 54 years

    Author: By Elise Labott CNN

    Published On: Aug 14 2015 06:01:21 AM EDT Updated 9 m

    HAVANA (CNN) -
    Secretary of State John Kerry came to Cuba on Friday and raised the American flag above the U.S. Embassy for the first time in 54 years.

    "Thank you for joining us at this truly historic moment as we prepare to raise the flag ... symbolizing the restoration of diplomatic relations after 54 years," Kerry said at the ceremony, addressing the crowd in both English and Spanish.

    Kerry's visit marks the symbolic end of one of the last vestiges of the Cold War. But signs of mistrust linger, and beyond the pomp and circumstance lies a long road back from more than half a century of diplomatic animosity...


    ETA: Additional link http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/u-s...-first-n409841
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    Long overdue, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.b.nora View Post
    Long overdue, imo.
    Indeed. I grew up within 200 mlles of Havana and all I could think was "It's about time!"

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