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Obama to Reopen Cuba Embassy Despite Opposition

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Cuban president Raúl Castro and US president Barack Obama meet in Panama on 4-11-2015

(Worthy News)-- Reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy, President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to reopen their embassies this summer and restore full diplomatic ties over vehement objections from lawmakers in both parties of Congress, the Washington Times reported.

"This is a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people and begin a new chapter with our neighbors in the Americas," Mr. Obama said at the White House. "This is what change looks like."

The president also called on Congress to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba, a move that many lawmakers in both parties are resisting. He said public opinion in both countries favors such a move. --Source

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