Appointed U.S. ambassador
Cuba appoints Cabanas as U.S. ambassador, the first person to take the position since 1961. He is received by President Obama with 15 other new diplomats from other countries. The U.S. has yet to make an announcement about who will serve as its new ambassador in Havana.
We never had the flagpole in the place where it is now, because it was on the top of the house. And it’s the first time ever, we had the flag pole outside, and the meaning is different….We’re finally recognizing each other as states, as sovereign countries. And for anyone, any citizen in the world, the use of his own flag is very important and meaningful.