Bombshell Report: US, Cuba to "Normalize" Relations

Daniel Doherty
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Posted: Dec 17, 2014 10:15 AM
Bombshell Report: US, Cuba to "Normalize" Relations

This is an historic diplomatic breakthrough, or so it would seem:

American officials say the U.S. and Cuba will start talks to normalize full diplomatic relations as part of the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.

Officials say the U.S. is also looking to open an embassy in Havana in the coming months. The moves are part of an agreement between the U.S. and Cuba that also includes the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans jailed in Florida for spying.

This is happening:

No doubt this is some kind of quid pro quo agreement:

Sit tight for updates.

UPDATE: President Obama is going to make the announcement official at 12:00 EST. We will cover his remarks.

UPDATE: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) weighs in:

UPDATE: Very interesting:

UPDATE: At least one Democratic Senator is not happy about the news:

UPDATE: This is what "full diplomatic relations" looks like:

UPDATE: I might end my post on this note -- but we'll see:

UPDATE: I spoke too soon. This is worth noting:

UPDATE: As is this:

UPDATE: Wow.

UPDATE: He's returned safely.