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Cuba Appoints Ambassador To US

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José Cabanas, a career diplomat and former foreign affairs vice-minister, was appointed as the first Cuban Ambassador to the United States since 1961.

He was received at the White House with 15 other new diplomats from other countries. Cabanas, who ran Havana’s de facto embassy or “Interests Section” in Washington since 2012 and became charge d’affaires when relations were formally restored on July 20, presented his credentials to U.S. President Barack Obama.

The announcement comes ahead of a visit to Cuba by Pope Francis and days before Cuban President Raul Castro goes to New York to address the United Nations.

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