Cuba resumes mail service to United States
The Cuban Post Company said Tuesday it has resumed mail service to the United States, which has been suspended since Washington took strict measures against parcel bombs last December, Xinhua reported.
Post cards and letters are accepted at the post office, but they should not exceed 453 grams as the U.S. restriction on parcels weighing more than 453 grams is still in place, the Cuban Post Company said in a statement.
The United States last November adopted the new postal security measures, which was applied to all countries after two package bombs at the United States were intercepted.
Direct mail between the two countries was interrupted by the U.S. embargo against Havana in 1963, forcing Cuba's U.S.-bound mails to pass through Mexico and Canada.In September 2009, officials from both countries held talks about the possibility of resuming the direct post service, but the meeting was stalled following the recent arrest of a U.S citizen on charges of conducting spy-related activities in Cuba.