U.S. diplomats in Havana ponder how to make the most of their new status

August 13, 2015 4:05 AM

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U.S. diplomats in Havana ponder how to make the most of their new status

HAVANA — When Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrives here Friday for a ceremony to raise the Stars and Stripes once more at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, he’ll be the highest-ranking American official to set foot on the island in 70 years.

His demeanor could matter as much as his remarks. Will he maintain the all-business approach that U.S. diplomats typically project here? Or will he treat the occasion as a celebration, signaling perhaps that it’s okay to have fun in Cuba again?

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