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Cuba Moves Closer to Exit U.S. Terror List

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - President Obama's decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is not likely to face a challenge in Congress, after a Republican who had threatened to lead the opposition said Thursday that there was no legal mechanism to do so.

La bandera estadounidense se ve por todas partes en Cuba, menos en un asta

nytimes.com — LA HABANA - El cambio en las relaciones diplomáticas entre los Estados Unidos y Cuba se ha visto acompañado por una explosión inesperada de banderas al vuelo - banderas estadounidenses. En algunos edificios y bici taxis se exhiben las banderas con franjas horizontales y estrellas. Se despliegan en camisetas y pañuelos.

Barack Obama endorses removing Cuba from terrorism list

smh.com.au — A bicycle taxi is adorned with the American flag in the Old Havana area of Havana, earlier this month. As diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba thaw, an unexpected outburst of American flag waving in Cuba has followed.

Obama Endorses Removing Cuba From Terrorism List

nytimes.com — PANAMA - The White House announced on Tuesday that it intends to remove Cuba from the American government's list of nations that sponsor terrorism, eliminating a major obstacle to the restoration of diplomatic relations after decades of hostilities.

Stars and Stripes pop up everywhere in Cuba

hamptonroads.com — HAVANA The diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba has been accompanied by an unexpected outburst of flag-waving here - of the American flag. The Stars and Stripes has been spotted on apartment buildings and bicycle taxis. It splays across T-shirts and bandannas. On tight spandex pants, its pattern swirls around many a leg.

American flags catch the wave in Cuba

seattletimes.com — The fact that so many people are wearing their feelings literally on their sleeves shows how Cubans never lost their love for Americana, despite a crippling trade embargo and years of political hostility. HAVANA - The diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba has been accompanied by an unexpected outburst of flag-waving here - of the American flag.

American Flags Popping Up in Cuba on Everything but a Pole

nytimes.com — HAVANA - The diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba has been accompanied by an unexpected outburst of flag-waving here - of the American flag. The Stars and Stripes has been spotted on apartment buildings and bicycle taxis. It splays across T-shirts and bandannas.

Talks With Cuba Earn U.S. Raves in Latin America

nytimes.com — PANAMA - And the new star in Latin America is ... the United States? The reviews are in, and while the United States still faces plenty of tricky relations in a diverse region of 35 states, President Obama walked away with more salutes than swipes from a regional Summit of the Americas where the United States usually takes a drubbing.

Obama meets Cuban leader, making history

houstonchronicle.com — Seated beside Castro in a small room in the convention center downtown where the Summit of the Americas was being held, Obama called the event "an historic meeting." Obama and Castro spent time during their hourlong meeting reflecting on the significance of the moment for Cubans, Americans and the region, said a senior administration official.

Overtures to Cuba change dynamic for Obama at summit meeting

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@victorgonzal gracias, y voy a extrañar a Mexico! Voy a seguir con tuits de America Latina, pero ahora con mas del mundo deportivo

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