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Cuba Wants to Talk

After decades of tension and stalled conversations, Cuba has agreed to open talks with the United States on a number of issues ranging from immigration to anti-narcotics cooperation, said a State Department official under anonymity, who added that it was “a very positive development.” Perhaps Obama’s call for a new relationship was finally answered? The head of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington formally accepted an offer from the U.S. to re-open talks on immigration which were shut down by President Bush in 2003. President Obama recently reversed the Bush administration decision to restrict visits by Cuban Americans to the island. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on her way to Latin America where she will undergo pressure to allow Cuba into the Organization of American States, a move opposed by Cuban American groups and a few U.S. senators.