The American flag is flying in Cuba for the first time in 54 years.
As preps are underway for the reopening of the Cuban embassy, there are mixed feelings about the American flag flying in the island nation.
Dissidents in Cuba have not been invited to attend Friday’s historic flag-raising by Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.
A new chapter has begun in the history books as the U.S. and Cuba restore diplomatic relations. At the stroke of midnight on Monday, the American special interest office in Havana and the Cuban special interest office in Washington D.C. became embassies.
In Washington, D.C. the Cuban interests section that handled consular affairs and other diplomatic matters in the absence of an embassy will once again become the Cuban embassy.
Monday marks a major step in the effort to normalize relations with the Cuban government, and South Florida is reacting to the historic change.
With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants who have been ordered by immigration authorities to leave the country.
Some Cuban-American politicians are criticizing a historic change in relations with the island nation.
In a historic change of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, President Barack Obama has announced that the two countries have agreed to open embassies in each others capitals.
Imagine a soapbox derby race on water. Can you picture it? That’s basically what went down at a wacky Memorial Day weekend regatta in Key West on Sunday.