Cuban Flag Raised in Washington, D.C.
There have been five decades of
bad blood between the two nations that took root in the Cold War,
but that has come to an end. The United States and Cuba
have sealed the deal and restored full
diplomatic relations as of Monday.
The Cuban flag was raised today at the headquarters of the State
Department with fanfare and protests. It now stands
alongside over 150 others, placed in alphabetical order, at the
reception of the Federal body responsible for Foreign Relations
between the two nations to establish normal ties on July 20 came
into force just after midnight Sunday and the diplomatic
missions of each country were upgraded from interests sections
It has been five decades since President John F. Kennedy
first tangled with youthful revolutionary Fidel Castro over
Soviet expansion in the Americas - a clash that almost started
World War III.
In just a few hours, the national flag will wave also at the
embassy of Cuba.
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