Looking to the future

On July 1, after receiving the news that diplomatic missions will be opened on July 20 in both Havana and Washington, Granma took to the streets to find out what the public think

Obama: We don't have to be imprisoned by the past

In his statement, Obama insisted the policy of trying to isolate Cuba through the blockade had not worked and that the United States was isolated from the rest of the hemisphere

Letter from Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz to Barack Obama

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, highlighted in the letter that Cuba will open diplomatic missions, motivated by the mutual intention to develop relations of respect and cooperation between both nations

Cuba and U.S. confirm reestablishment of diplomatic relations

The letters presented to the Cuban and U.S. presidents confirm the decision to restablish diplomatic relations between the two countries and open permanent diplomatic missions in their respective capitals, as of July 20, 2015

Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations to receive head of U.S. Interests Section

Jeffrey DeLaurentis will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies in both countries

Cuban Vice President receives U.S. Senators

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez received several U.S. Senators on June 26 to discuss the debates taking place within Congress and the relations between the two countries

U.S. agricultural coalition opposes trade and travel restrictions against Cuba

U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), an association composed of more than 90 U.S. agricultural companies and state and national organizations committed to normalizing exports of food and agricultural products to Cuba, sent a letter to the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee expressing opposition to any attempt to restrict trade and travel to Cuba, and describing any such measures as detrimental to the nation’s agricultural industry and the future of Cuba-U.S. relations.