Cuba Embraces Terror-Link Status Rethink
Its name has been cleared. Havana has welcomed Obama’s “just decision” to remove the island nation from America’s list of state sponsors of terror. Cuba first hit the list in 1982 for its support of rebel movements in Africa and Latin America, but Raul Castro’s administration insists it now “rejects and condemns” terrorism. Congress has 45 days to draft legislation to block the change — considered unlikely — before it becomes official, ushering in a new era of diplomatic relations for the long-split neighbors.