Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, applauds alongside Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, and Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura during a National Assembly session in Havana on July 15, 2015.
Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, applauds alongside Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, and Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura during a National Assembly session in Havana on July 15, 2015. Ismael Francisco AP
Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, applauds alongside Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, and Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura during a National Assembly session in Havana on July 15, 2015. Ismael Francisco AP

Castro: Next week the ‘long and complex’ task of normalizing relations with the U.S. begins

July 15, 2015 07:01 PM

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