For more than half a century, Cuba has been America’s enemy. Diplomacy between the two governments was nonexistent. Relations were marked by distrust, fear, aggression, embargoes, and “crazy assassination plots.” Well, sorry, but those exciting days are now all over.
Today, Secretary of State John Kerry — the first US Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 70 years — will witness the raising of the American flag over the newly opened US Embassy in Havana. It’s the final step in a process that began in December when US President Barack Obama announced that Cuba and the United States would work toward normalizing ties.