The Diplomatic Breakthrough in Havana

Orsetta Bellani, Americas Program (Photo: O.B.)

Seated on a bench in Old Havana, Nilda Ayala reads the Granma newspaper with her index finger pointing to the page. “Did you see the big news?”, the elderly lady asks me while peering over the pages of the official Communist Party of Cuba’s (PCC) publication. On the front page reads the announcement by Raúl Castro and Barack Obama regarding the reestablishment, as of yesterday, of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States since being frozen for 54 years. Continue reading…