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In Cuba, home of future U.S. Embassy has stories to tell
In Cuba, home of future U.S. Embassy has stories to tell

"Fatherland or death" might seem an unusual motto for a banner hanging outside a United States diplomatic post. But on a plaza across from the clunky six-story building that serves such a purpose in Havana, the words — placed by Cuban foes — stand larger than life, along with the proclamation Venceremos! We will triumph. It is here that American diplomats are expected to soon open a new embassy, the first tangible symbol in the reestablishment of formal ties between Cuba and the United States after more than half a century of formal hostility and estrangement. The history of the building — the U.S. Interests Section — and the people who have worked...

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