There were talks this morning in Washington between the US and Cuba in an attempt to reach a final deal to open embassies in each country and re-establishing diplomatic ties.
It's the farthest the two countries have thawed in diplomatic terms since the embargo went up and ties were cut more than 50 years ago.
• Dispatches from Cuba: Relive the MN Orchestra's trip
• Sunday: Trip of firsts comes to a close
• Friday: Musicians, Cuban students share a global language
• Wednesday: Complex preparations made trip possible
• Tuesday: For musicians, thrill of trip tempered by fear over instruments
• Monday: 'Crazy idea,' Cuban ties sped orchestra's return to Havana
Locally, the Minnesota Orchestra is still living off the glow after last weekend's historic trip to the island. They were the first US orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans last year to normalize relations.
To what extent is this a moment of transition? And to what extent does the limited experience of those orchestra musicians in Cuba inform the larger story happening right now? MPR News' Tom Weber talks to three guests about the future of US-Cuba relations.