US And Cuba Reopen Embassies, Restoring Diplomatic Ties
The Cuban flag will fly at the U.S. Embassy for the first time since the 1960s, officially re-establishing relations between the two countries.By Matt Moreno | July 20, 2015
The United States and Cuba are taking another step toward restoring relations with each other Monday by reopening the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.
For the first time in 54 years, the Cuban flag is flying at the U.S. State Department as the countries work to normalize relations. Since 1977, the embassy building has served as an interests section for Cuba. (Via WRC-TV, CCTV America)
"This building used to be the Cuban embassy from the late 1910s until the early '60s. ... Since the late '70s, the building has been officially operated by Switzerland, but Cubans have worked inside. Now, everything will be official," WJLA reports.