Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission to hold first meeting

The recently established Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission is scheduled to hold its first meeting September 11 in Havana, with the Cuban delegation to be led by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, the Foreign Ministry’s director general for the United States, while the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba, Edward Alex Lee, will lead that country’s delegation

U.S. occupied territory in Guantánamo must be returned

During a meeting held in Quito, Ecuador, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States insisted that the return to Cuba of territory occupied by the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo is essential to normalization of relations between the two countries.

The challenge of building a future without forgetting the past

Hundreds of people gathered outside the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana on August 14, to witness the historic flag-raising ceremony, the equivalent of no longer be prisoners of the past, standing before him where the three Marines who which took place at the Cuban mission in Washington on July 20.

Bruno Rodríguez and John Kerry hold joint press conference

Full text of joint press conference held by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, at the Hotel Nacional, Havana, August 14, 2015.

John Kerry tours Old Havana (+Photos)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry toured emblematic sites in Havana’s central historic district, accompanied by City Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler

Cuba and U.S. discuss next steps in developing relations

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla this afternoon, August 14, reported that he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed next steps to be taken as the countries move toward normalizing relations, now that the initial phase of reestablishing diplomatic relations has concluded

U.S. officially inaugurates embassy in Havana

The official ceremony opening the U.S. embassy in Cuba took place today August 14, while the embassy has been functioning as such since July 20. Hundreds within the grounds and surrounding the area witnessed what has been described as a historic event.