Obama Sends Letter to Havana Woman / 14ymedio

US President Barack Obama, sent a letter to Cuba. (White House)

14ymedio bigger14ymedio, Havana, 17 March 2016 — US President Barack Obama hopes “to have time to enjoy a cup of Cuban coffee” during his upcoming visit to the island that begins this Sunday. So he said in a letter he sent to Ileana Yarza, a resident of the Vedado neighborhood in Havana. The letter traveled this Wednesday in the first cargo of direct mail from the United States to Cuba in fifty years.

Yarza, 76, wrote to the US president on 18 February, when his visit to Havana was announced, to express her joy at the news and to invite him to have a cup of Cuban coffee at her home.

In his answer, Obama thanked the woman for her support and stressed that the reestablishment of direct mail “serves as a reminder of a bright new chapter in the relationship between our two nations.”

Miami-Havana postal-flights will have a frequency of three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) with three tons of cargo on each trip, beginning on March 25, according to remarks made this Wednesday by the vice president of the Cuban Post Office, Zoraya Bravo Fuentes.