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CLIP: U.S. Embassy Opening in Cuba

AIR DATE: Monday, August 17, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry took part in a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. embassy in Havana to mark the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.




  • Cuban Embassy Flag Raising Ceremony (Video - 5 min)
    U.S.-Cuba relations were officially restored with the re-opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. In this part of the ceremony, the same flag that was lowered 54 years ago was raised ouside the Cuban Embassy.
  • U.S.-Cuba Relations (Video - 40 min)
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla held a joint news conference about U.S.-Cuba relations on the day diplomatic relations were officially restored between the countries and their embassies re-opened in Washington, D.C., and Havana.
  • President Obama Statement on Cuba Policy (Video - 8 min)
    President Obama announced a major change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, including opening an embassy in Havana and opening trade and travel to the country, following the release of American Alan Gross, who was imprisoned there for five years.


  • John Kerry
    U.S. Secretary of State


KEYWORDS: Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Cuba, Embargo, Secretary of State, John Kerry, Diplomatic Relations, Embassy