U.S.-Cuba Talks on Direct Mail Service Proposed for Next Month

Cuba has proposed that a U.S. government delegation visit Havana next month for a second round of talks since June on resuming direct postal services, interrupted for the past 50 years, knowledgeable officials said Wednesday. Mail service between the United States and Cuba was cancelled in 1963 as Washington tightened economic sanctions on Havana. Letters and packages now go through third countries such as Mexico, Canada or Panama. Cuba proposed the talks be held Sept. 16 in Havana, according to the officials, who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the issue.

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