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Cuba and the US discuss resuming direct mail services

18 June 2013 Last updated at 17:29 BST

For the last 50 years, anyone wanting to send letters to the US mainland from Cuba and vice-versa have had to do so via third-party countries because of a US-imposed financial, trade and travel ban.

But Cuban and US officials are now holding talks over resuming direct mail services between the two countries.

Vladimir Hernandez reports.