Reopened U.S., Cuban embassies to focus on diplomacy, not subterfuge

Re-posted from fox2now.com – U.S. , Cuba opened embassies last month.

FOX2now.com

HAVANA, Cuba — One bitter holdover of the Cold War will slip into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they’ll reopen embassies in each other’s capitals.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will travel to the Cuban Embassy in Washington to raise his country’s flag, an event that Cuban government officials said will be broadcast live on the island’s state-run TV.

A Cuban delegation of diplomats, artists and veterans of the revolution will then commemorate the breakthrough with about 500 guests and more than likely down a few celebratory mojitos and shots of Havana Club rum.

U.S. diplomats in Havana have readied everything from new business cards to the embassy sign. But the festivities and flag-raising will have to wait for Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit — the highest-level trip…

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