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Reservations on Prisoner Swap, but Not on Deal Itself

Felix Alfonso, who came to the United States from Cuba 42 years ago, said that while the trade of prisoners between Cuba and the United States was not equal, the overall deal was still a good one.

Graphic: What Will Change

President Obama on Wednesday announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba and a series of actions aimed at easing travel and trade restrictions rooted in a 1963 law.

Dissident Cuban Blogger Welcomes Move to End Embargo

One of Cuba's most prominent dissidents, the blogger Yoani Sánchez, welcomed President Obama's move to end the embargo.

Hope, and Caution, From a Cuban in New Jersey

Ignacio Alfonso, part owner of the Cuban restaurant El Artesano in Union City, N.J., supports the easing of American restrictions against Cuba but thinks there is a long way to go before Cubans will be truly free.

‘I Don’t Stay Angry Any More’

Laureano Vilches, whose family business in Cuba was seized by the Communists, says President Obama's decision to normalize relations was worth celebrating.

Key Takeaways as U.S. and Cuba Agree to Normalize Relations

All the latest updates and key takeaways on the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba.

Cruz Laments ‘Very, Very Bad Deal’ With Cuba

Republicans have been busy crafting new ways of expressing their views of President Obama's move to ease relations with Cuba but the bottom line is largely the same: they don't like it.

1959 Is Irrelevant to Some Young Cuban-Americans

Some younger Cubans living in the United States say that while grievances from the 1959 revolution have to be recognized, it is time for all Cubans to move on and "live in the present."

From the Upshot: The Cuban Vote in Florida

The importance of small demographic groups is often overstated by political commentators. The Cuban-American vote is an exception.

Jeb Bush: U.S. Has Rewarded Castro Brothers’ ‘Heinous’ Behavior

Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida said the Cuba decision was another foreign policy mistake by President Obama.

U.N. Secretary General Knew Breakthrough Was Coming

Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary general of the United Nations, said that he had been "informed in advance by the U.S. government" about the diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba.

In Miami’s Little Havana, Excitement Is Tinged With Skepticism

Miami's Little Havana neighborhood was abuzz with news of the apparent rapprochement between Havana and Washington.?

In Union City, N.J.: ‘Did You Hear?’

In Union City, N.J., people huddled in small groups, sharing the news about Cuba on street corners, smiling and patting each other on the shoulder.

Washington Already Has Its Man in Havana

Cuba and the United States have not yet formally restored relations, but they are represented in each other's capitals. The senior American diplomat in Havana is a career Foreign Service officer who took up the post in August.

Major League Baseball Is ‘Monitoring Situation’

Major League Baseball had 19 Cuban-born players on its opening day rosters in 2014.

Alan Gross Calls New Diplomacy a ‘Game Changer’

Alan Gross, the captive freed Wednesday by Cuba, thanked supporters in Washington.

Jeb Bush Has History of Hard Line on Cuba

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has signaled this week that he might run for president in 2016, has taken a hard line against easing relations with Cuba.

New York Times Poll Finds Public Support for Re-Establishing Relations with Cuba

Most Americans support normalizing trade and diplomatic relations with Cuba and consider what happens in the communist nation to be important to the interests of the United States.

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