US, Cuba to renew direct postal service after 52 years

Tourists from the United States pose in front of the Capitol in Havana, on April 6, 2015, as sanctions between the two countries easeThe United States and Cuba said Friday they have agreed to restore direct postal service 52 years after severing it at the height of the Cold War. The pilot plan “will provide for mail flights between the two countries several times a week, rather than routing mail through a third country,” the US State Department said in a statement. The news comes six days from the first anniversary of the historic announcement by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro that the two countries would renew diplomatic ties after more than half a century.

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