Cuba Open to US Talks on Migration, Mail

Signals cooperation on counterterrorism, drugs, emergency aid
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2009 1:31 PM CDT
In this April 14, 2009 file photo, a woman is welcomed by relatives after arriving from US at the Jose Marti airport in Havana.   (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
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(Newser) – Cuba today said it's ready to restart talks with the US on migration and postal services, the New York Times reports. An American official confirms, meanwhile, that the island nation will also work with the United States on issues including terrorism, drugs, and disaster relief. The development marks another step toward improved relations between the two countries as part of President Obama’s heightened emphasis on diplomacy.