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Obama buys a Cuban cigar

Major changes in American policy are expected to lead to full normalisation in the relationship between Washington and Havana.

Published Thu, Dec 18, 2014 · 09:50 PM

SO the Cold War is finally over, really over. Indeed, history was made on Wednesday when US President Barack Obama announced major changes in American policy towards the neighbouring island nation of Cuba. They are expected to lead to the full normalisation in the relationship between Washington and Havana and to close what was perhaps the last chapter of the Cold War.

The statement by Mr Obama that the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century marked a dramatic turning point in more than 50 years of enmity between…

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