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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pope Francis personally involved in resumption of US-Cuba diplomatic relations


"President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro were to separately address their nations around noon Wednesday. The two leaders spoke by phone for more than 45 minutes Tuesday, the first substantive presidential-level discussion between the U.S. and Cuba since 1961.

Wednesday's announcements follow more than a year of secret talks between U.S. and Cuban officials in Canada and the Vatican. U.S. officials said Pope Francis was personally engaged in the process and sent separate letters to Obama and Castro this summer urging them to restart relations.

Officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly on the record ahead of Obama's remarks." 

What's not to like?
The Castros framing Chavez
Dictators all

AP source
Castro senior nearly got everyone on the planet killed- lest we forget how evil this now little old man is.
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