FROM Daniel Trotta
US Reaches an Agreement with Cuba to Open Joint Embassies President Obama made it official today. The US will open a new embassy in Havana and full diplomatic relations with Cuba have been restored for the first time since 1961. "The progress that we mark today is yet another demonstration that we don't have to be imprisoned by the past. When something isn't working we can, and will, change." The President made a point of saying that Washington won't shy away from continuing disagreements over human rights and other issues. Dan Trotta, chief correspondent for Reuters , joins us from Havana.
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