New relations are starting between the USA and Cuba. It will be the first time for over fifty years. President Barack Obama said he wanted to get relations with Cuba back to normal. He wants to restart diplomatic and economic ties and break free from the past. Cuban President Raul Castro said: "We have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations." The two sides have talked secretly for over a year, with help from Pope Francis.
The USA will do many things to reset relations. It will no longer say that Cuba supports terrorism. Americans will be able to travel to and do business in Cuba. There will be Internet and communication links. A big change is the restart of trade between the two countries. There has been none since 1960. Mr Castro said he has worked hard to restore ties with the USA. He said: "We must learn the art of coexisting with our differences."