Cuban triumph

Print edition : January 23, 2015

President Barack Obama and Raul Castro at the memorial service for South African leader Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Photo: REUTERS

June 17, 1961: Fidel Castro. Revolutionary Cuba under Castro defeated the Bay of Pigs invasion which had the full backing of the U.S. administration. Photo: The New York Times

The Cuban Five, (from left), Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, during the annual session of the Cuban Parliament, on December 20, 2014, in Havana. Photo: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP

The United States’ offer to normalise relations and lift the economic embargo imposed in 1960 has come as a victory for Cuba, which is firm that the rapprochement will not make it renounce socialism.
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