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On April 11, 2015, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, marking the first meeting between a U.S. and Cuban head of state since the two countries severed their ties in 1961. The meeting came four months after the presidents announced their countries would restore ties. Successive U.S. administrations have maintained a policy of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation. The change in the countries’ relations, initially marked by a prisoner swap and Havana’s release of a jailed U.S. contractor, prompted some experts to point to better prospects for Cuba’s economy and U.S. relations more broadly in Latin America. But the U.S. trade embargo, which requires congressional approval to be rescinded, is unlikely to be lifted any time soon.
The Cuban flag will soon be hung in the lobby of the state department, joining those of other nations with which the United States has diplomatic relations, the department said on Friday.
State department spokesman John Kirby said the flag would be hung early on Monday before a ceremony to mark the re-opening of the Cuban embassy in Washington and the restoration of full diplomatic ties.
The department’s lobby features the flags of more than 150 other countries placed in alphabetical order. Cuba falls between Croatia and Cyprus in that arrangement.
Later on Monday, secretary of state John Kerry will meet at the department with Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez after which they will hold a joint news conference, Kirby said.
Rodríguez will be in Washington for the upgrading of the Cuban Interests Section in the capital city to a full-fledged embassy. The US interests section in Havana will also become an embassy on Monday, according to Kirby, but officials say the secretary is not expected to travel to Cuba for its dedication until early August.
Latest news on Cuba………
Cuba’s state telecom agency Etecsa has granted approval to the artist Kcho to open the country’s first public wireless hub at his cultural centre.
Kcho, who has close ties to the Cuban government, is operating the hub using his own, government-approved internet connection, and paying approximately $900 (£600) per month to run it.
Only an estimated 5% – 25% of Cubans have any type of internet service.
That is because internet access is incredibly expensive.
For instance, an hour of internet access at a cafe can cost $4.50 – nearly a week’s wages for the average Cuban.
Kcho told the Associated Press he decided to offer free internet at the centre, which opened in western Havana in January, in order to encourage Cubans to familiarise themselves with the internet.