'Historic moment': US flag hoisted as embassy reopens in Cuba

  • In a major step towards normalizing relations with Cuba, the United States has reopened its embassy in Havana after over 54 years.

    Secretary of State John Kerry presided over the flag-raising ceremony at the Cuban capital.

    The US flag was presented by the same three veteran US marines who had lowered it in 1961.

    Describing the flag hoisting as a “historic” moment, Kerry said the Obama administration wanted to ease trade restrictions on Cuba.


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