HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 14: Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco recites one of his poems during the flag-raising ceremony at the newly reopened U.S. Embassy August 14, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the reopened embassy, the first time an American secretary of state has visited Cuba since 1945, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July.
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 14: Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco recites one of his poems during the flag-raising ceremony at the newly reopened U.S. Embassy August 14, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the reopened embassy, the first time an American secretary of state has visited Cuba since 1945, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. Chip Somodevilla Getty Images
HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 14: Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco recites one of his poems during the flag-raising ceremony at the newly reopened U.S. Embassy August 14, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the reopened embassy, the first time an American secretary of state has visited Cuba since 1945, a symbolic act after the the two former Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

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