The New Jersey JournalGovernmental functions can move at a snail's pace, but when the government wants to move, it can move quickly. That's the case with a U.S. Embassy in Cuba, which is scheduled to open July 20. The embassy will be in Havana, and Cuba will open an embassy in Washington D.C., officials announced today.
BloombergTwo Republican presidential candidates with family ties to Cuba are vowing to block the appointment of a the first U.S. ambassador to the Communist island nation in more than 50 years.
July 2, 2015
PoliticoThe Obama administration’s sudden move to normalize relations with Cuba – including Wednesday’s announcement that the nations would open embassies in each other’s capitals — has fueled excitement in the business world at the prospect of a new market. A door long shut by the Cuban trade embargo is opening up, paving the way for U.S. companies to reap big rewards.
July 2, 2015
PoliticoPresident Barack Obama spoke in mostly hopeful terms on Wednesday as he announced the U.S. is reopening its Embassy in Cuba, declaring “this is what change looks like” and promising that “a better future lies ahead.”
July 1, 2015
Peter Baker and Julie Hirchfeld Davis, The New York TimesWASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba will announce an agreement on Wednesday to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, formally restoring diplomatic relations more than a half-century after they were ruptured, according to administration officials.
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami HeraldCasting aside more than a half century of hostilities, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and open respective embassies on July 20.
Miguel Helft, ForbesRobin Pedraja, a lanky 28-year-old former design student from Havana, walked into the Cuban government’s office of periodicals and publications early last year seeking approval for a dream: starting an online magazine about Cuba’s urban youth culture.
Cuba Study GroupWashington, DC- The Cuba Study Group issued the following statement today on news of President Obama’s announcement that an agreement has been reached with the Government of Cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations which were severed on January 3, 1961:
Cuba becomes first country to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis – UN health agency
July 1, 2015
Bloomberg BusinessCuba has become the world's first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, "a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation," the World Health Organization announced today.