U.S. diplomats met with government officials in Cuba in an effort to normalize relations between the two sovereign nations. U.S. President Barack Obama recently eased restrictions between the two nations, which will open up trade and tourism. The 55-year-old embargo can be completely lifted by the U.S. Congress via legislative measures.
Polls reveal a majority of Americans are in favor of this move, as are Cubans on the island. However, there is some opposition to an official decision of this order. The U.S. government seeks to open an embassy in Havana, Cuba. The Cuba government also seeks to open an embassy in Washington, D.C. It would mark the beginning of a new era between the nations.