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US-Cuba Rapprochement Advances with Reopening of US Embassy in Havana

Posted July 2nd, 2015 at 1:25 pm (UTC-4)
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More than 50 years after the United States government left Cuba, later this summer Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Havana to reopen the American embassy. The announcement is not entirely a surprise given that normalization of ties had already begun last year.

But while there is widespread agreement that it’s time to let go of Soviet-era policies, activists worry that an uptick in human rights abuses by the Cuban government does not bold well for democracy.