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The Major Issues Holding Up New US-Cuba Embassies

Above: Havana (Photo: Cuba Travel Services)

By the Cuba Journal staff

They were even ordering office supplies that said Embassy instead of “Interests Section.”

After US President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek to normalize relations with Cuba, it seemed that it would only be a short time before the US opened its new embassy in Havana, according to the AP.

But it wasn’t that simple.

A number of issues have held up talks, from the freedom of US diplomats to travel around the island to compensation for expropriated American properties to US fugitives who are in Cuba, according to the Associated Press.

But despite the roadblocks, it’s still a matter of when not if, according to US Senator Jeff Flake, who said the Embassy opening date was “imminent.”

The Major Issues Holding Up New US-Cuba Embassies was last modified: October 10th, 2015 by Cuba Journal