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The U.S. and Cuba just restored diplomatic relations. Here are 9 must-know numbers


The U.S. and Cuba announced Wednesday a historic breakthrough in which full, diplomatic relations have been restored. The U.S. will open an embassy in Havana as well. The news comes after Cuba released American Alan Gross, held captive for five years, earlier Wednesday.

“Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people,” according to the White House in a statement.

Here are some of the most important numbers to know about the news today as well as about Cuba’s economy.

5: The numbers of years American contractor Gross was held captive in a Cuban prison. He worked for Development Alternatives which reportedly held a $6 million contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development. The country accused Gross of crimes related to bringing satellite phones and computer equipment to Cuba’s Jewish…

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