US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, media reports say.
American officials have told US media the US is looking to open an embassy in Havana in the coming months.
The moves are part of a deal that saw the release of American Alan Gross by Cuba and includes the release of three Cubans jailed in Florida for spying.
US President Barack Obama is making a statement later.
Long time overdue. Cuba can be amazing vacation distination plus it's another huge blow to Russia.
I'm calling it now... within 10 years you will be able to take a ferry from Florida to Cuba for a nice vacation.