Cuban Embassy Easy to Set Up, Cigars Harder

Cuban Embassy Easy to Set Up, Cigars HarderSo what does the United States have to do in order to officially establish an embassy somewhere?Not much more than change the sign on the door, even in Cuba.There are few legal requirements for a U.S. mission or other diplomatic building to become an embassy. Countries just have to exchange letters or notes saying they want to establish ties (the diplomatic equivalent of a Facebook friend request?). And in this case, the United States has to end its agreement with the Swiss government, which has protected U.S. officials in Cuba for 53 years. …

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