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  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden (Ap image)

    Statement by President Obama on Cuba

    President Obama announced the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba, and re-open embassies in the two countries

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry (Ap Image)

    Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on Cuba

    Secretary Kerry (July 1): "This step has been long overdue, and the response of the international community has reflected the relief and the welcoming that people all over the world feel for this step."

  • Presidents Obama and Castro at Summit of the Americas (AP image)

    Presidents Obama and Castro at Summit of the Americas

    President Obama: But I think what we have both concluded is that we can disagree with the spirit of respect and civility, and that over time it is possible for us to turn the page and develop a new relationship in our two countries.

  • Statement by the President Obama on Cuba policy changes (State Dpto. Image)

    President Obama Charts A New Course for Cuba

    The United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.

  • Company E  in the picturesque pedestrian area known as "Hairdresser’s Alley" in Old Havana (State Dpto image)

    Dancing through the streets of Old Havana

    In April 2015, the U.S. Interests Section partnered with Washington, DC-based dance group Company E to participate in Havana’s annual street dance festival, Habana en Movimiento, organized by the Cuban dance company Retazos.


  • The U.S.-Cuba relationship: What’s next?

    Progress has been made since December 17, 2014, when President Obama told the world that the United States would begin normalizing its relations with Cuba, reversing a policy in place since 1961.

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Charting a New Course on Cuba

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