US To Reopen Embassy In Cuba, Offer New Way To Get Visas

Law360, New York (July 1, 2015, 2:03 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other’s countries, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travelling to Havana later this summer to take part in re-establishing the embassy there, which legal experts say could provide a new method for obtaining visas.

Obama, speaking in the White House Rose Garden, said that the U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana — 54 years after America cut off diplomatic ties with Cuba, in the midst of the Cold War. The president's announcement came roughly six months after Obama said in December that the U.S. will begin...

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