Reuters logo
U.S. to open embassy in Havana, U.S. official says
December 17, 2014 / 4:07 PM / in 3 years

U.S. to open embassy in Havana, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to open an embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said on Wednesday before President Barack Obama’s expected announcement on a policy shift with Cuba.

A car drives past the building of the the U.S. diplomatic mission in Cuba, The U.S. Interests Section, (USINT), in Havana, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

The United States currently has an interests section in Havana.

U.S. congressional officials reported Obama’s changes are likely to include relaxed travel restrictions and expanded trade. CNN reported Obama plans to announce the resumption of U.S.-Cuba banking and an increase in allowed remittances.

RReporting by Arshad Mohammed and Susan Heavey

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below