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six months after a landmark announcement the u. s. is pressing ahead with historic plans to normalize relations with cuba the white house is expected to announce an agreement to reopen embassies and restored diplomatic relations as early as july reuters has learned exclusively from sources familiar with the matter that the two countries hope to clear up outstanding issues in coming weeks differences still on the table include concerns over cuba's human rights record and an embargo on travel and trade that only congressional lawmakers can end , hostility between , the u. s. and cuba has lasted for more than five decades a left over from the cold war but the obama administration is trying to change that announcing in december that the two countries would mend ties sources say the white house has yet to give congress the fifteen day notice new , before we , havana , hopes to do so sometime in the next two weeks