Little fanfare in Cuba for new US embassy

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An employee of the United States Embassy Havana asks pedestrians to move back and away from the embassy gates, Monday, July 20, 2015. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana plans to announce its upgrade to embassy status in a written statement on Monday, but the Stars and Stripes will not fly at the mission until Secretary of State John Kerry visits in August for a ceremonial flag-raising. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

It was business as usual at the new U.S. Embassy in Havana as dozens of Cubans arrived at the consular section in search of visas to visit the United States.

The only sign that this was a historic day, marking the return of full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than half a century, was the press corps camped in front of the building. CCTV’s Michael Voss reported this story.

Little fanfare in Cuba for new US embassy

Little fanfare in Cuba for new US embassy

It was business as usual at the new U.S. Embassy in Havana as dozens of Cubans arrived at the consular section in search of visas to visit the United States. The only sign that this was a historic day, marking the return of full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than half a century, was the press corps camped in front of the building.