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.

U.S. delegation traveling to Havana with Kerry

Nineteen individuals involved in U.S. policy making and government are accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry for the official ceremony opening the U.S. Embassy in Havana, August 14, according to a communiqué issued by the State Department

Official re-opening ceremony today

The official re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba will take place today, August 14, with John Kerry in attendance, the first Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 70 years.

Statement by Cuban Foreign Minister at opening of embassy in Washington

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spoke at the ceremony to re-open the Cuban Embassy in the United States in Washington, today July 20, saying, “We’ve been able to make it to this date thanks to the firm and wise leadership of Fidel Castro Ruz, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution,” and the “will, unity, sacrifice, selflessness, heroic resistance and work of our people.”

Cuba’s flag waves in U.S. capital

Cuba’s diplomatic mission in the United States was officially re-inaugurated this morning, July 20. The Cuban Interest Section in Washington is now the country’s embassy.


Cuban embassy opens in Washington

Cuban society is represented at the opening of the country’s embassy in Washington today by figures from all walks of life - government, culture, youth, science, sports and grass roots organizations – joining friends of Cuba to hear the national anthem and see the flag raised for the first time in the United States in over 50 years.