Relations between Cuba and the US took another step forward Monday as the Cuban embassy reopened in Washington and the US embassy began operations in Havana. The agreement restoring diplomatic relations came into effect at midnight last night.
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise ship company, is seeking approval from Cuba to begin trips between the island nation and the United States that emphasize cultural and humanitarian exchanges. The US has already approved the cruises.
The US restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba is a Trojan horse strategy which is set to mask Washington’s intentions to re-colonize Cuba, tap into its market and return it to neo-colony status, says political analyst Daniel Shaw.
The US and Cuba could open embassies in each other's capitals as early as July 20, Cuba’s foreign ministry has said, citing a letter from US President Barack Obama. The message comes following the decision to restore diplomatic relations.
Cuba's detractors have long been guilty of dismissing the achievements of the Cuban Revolution, while some of its supporters have lapsed into romanticizing the hardship its people have endured as a consequence of its isolation.