Monday, July 20, 2015

When Pigs Fly

I do not this is going to happen.
Left behind were the deep roots and rich life her American-born grandfather had begun building in Cuba more than a half-century before, along with everything else of value that belonged to the family: a 14,000-acre farm, a shirt factory that made guayaberas, and a stately 17-room Spanish colonial home in a section of Havana then known as “Country Club,” which belonged to Ms. Rosoff’s grandmother.
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For Ms. Rosoff and the thousands of other American individuals and companies who hold financial claims against the Cuban government for property seized in the revolution — valued today at somewhere between $6 billion and $8 billion — the resumption of diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana, with embassies to reopen in both cities on Monday, represents more than a historic thaw in relations between two Cold War-era adversaries.