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Cuba and United States normalize bilateral relations

Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama took the first step towards the normalization and reestablishment of diplomatic relations.

Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama took the first step towards the normalization and reestablishment of diplomatic relations.

Havana.- The announcement made simultaneously by Cuba and the United States on the normalization of bilateral relations and the return home of three Cuban antiterrorists unjustly held in US prisons since 1998 made headlines in Cuba.

On Wednesday, at midday, Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama took the first step towards the normalization and reestablishment of diplomatic relations, characterized by ruptures and tensions for more than half a century, and by the White House’s hostile policy against Cuba.

Prior to the announcement, the three Cuban antiterrorists who were unjustly held in US prisons were released, and due to humanitarian reasons, Cuban authorities released the US subcontractor Alan Gross, who was arrested in 2009 when he was trying to create a secret subversive electronic network in the Caribbean island.

The shows of jubilation were expressed by the broadest sector of the Cuban people, who welcomed the events.

The United Nations System in Cuba congratulated Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama for the step they took to normalize bilateral relations. On the other hand, the return home of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero brought happiness to the Cuban people, who took to the streets to celebrate their much-expected return.

Source: Prensa Latina

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