Iowans talk reopening of Cuba-U.S. relations

President Barack Obama’s announcement of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba came as a happy surprise to a Des Moines woman who plans to marry a Cuban man.

“We have been trying to get married … and it has been really, really difficult,” said Marcia Lyon, 66. “The news today was both amazing and hopeful.”

Obama announced Wednesday — as Cuban President Raul Castro was addressing his nation — plans to re-establish the two countries’ relations for the first time in more than 50 years.

Read the full article on The Des Moines Register’s website.

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