The Bolivian-flagged vessel Ana Cecilia in Havana Harbour
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First Miami-Cuba cargo ship in 50 years reaches Havana

14 July 2012 Last updated at 02:55 BST

The first cargo ship to sail from Miami to Cuba in 50 years has arrived in Havana.

The ship was carrying humanitarian supplies such as food and medicine that are exempt from the US trade embargo against the communist-run island.

Its cargo was made up of charitable donations and gifts to relatives from Miami's large Cuban exile population.

Sarah Rainsford reports.