Cuba: Give Us Gitmo Back

The Cuban government said Wednesday it wants Guantánamo Bay back from the United States. The U.S. has leased the area for its naval base from Cuba since 1903—and the communist regime has demanded the territory back since its 1959 revolution. The demand came as the U.S. and Cuba announced the opening of embassies in each other’s capitals. “This is an important step forward in the process of normalizing relations between our two countries and peoples that we initiated last December,” President Obama wrote in an official letter to Cuban leader Raul Castro. The administration said it sent a 15-day notification about the opening of an embassy in Havana to Congress on Wednesday. Cuba also demanded the U.S. end “subversive” radio and TV broadcasts as part of the normalizing of relations.