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Marking 'New Chapter,' Embassies to Reopen in US and Cuba


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Marking 'New Chapter,' Embassies to Reopen in US and Cuba

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and reopen their respective embassies in Washington, D.C. and Havana on July 20—a move he said would begin "a new chapter with our neighbors in the Americas."

"We don't have to be imprisoned by the past," Obama said in a press briefing from the White House Rose Garden. "Americans and Cubans alike are ready to move forward."