US, Cuba to Resume Mail Service After 52 Years

The Associated Press is reporting that direct mail links between the US and Cuba are set to resume:

cubaWashington and Havana are slated to begin a “pilot program” allowing Cubans and Americans to send mail directly to one another, an official said. The governments have been speaking about re-establishing a postal link since Obama entered office, but the talks stalled when Cuba imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross. Direct mail service was halted in 1963, though letters and packages travel back and forth through countries like Canada and Mexico.

The postal program will use the Miami and Havana airports, the official said.

Source: US, Cuba to Resume Mail Service This Year; Other Steps Near – The New York Times