US Senator Richard Durbin
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian-descent Senator accompanies Obama on historic visit to Cuba

Lithuanian-descent US Senator Dick Durbin is accompanying President Barack Obama and his family on their historic visit to Cuba. […]

Lithuanian Embassy (left ) and Cuban Mission in Washington   Photo Ludo Segers
Foreign affairs

Lithuania and Cuba soon to be diplomatic neighbours in Washington

Early Thursday morning several media teams set up in the neighbourhood of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington DC. The Swiss Embassy, Cuban Special Interest Section is located next door to the Lithuanian Embassy on 16th Street. It houses the Cuban representation in the US Capital after the Americans severed diplomatic relations with the island nation 54 years ago at the height of the Cold War. The somewhat secretive mission got mainly attention in the past whenever demonstrators would gather to demand the release of Americans or dissidents held in Cuban prisons. All of that is about to end. […]