Cuba and US to restore postal service after 52 years
Cuba and the United States have agreed to restore a direct postal service, suspended 52 years ago at the height of the Cold War. A pilot postal service will be launched shortly, but it is not clear when a full service will be implemented. The move is part of the rapprochement process that was announced by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro on 17 December last year. The two countries have since restored diplomatic ties and reopened embassies.