Cuban Interests Section

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Cuban Interest Section in Washington, D.C.
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Location 38°55′27″N 77°02′13″W / 38.92417°N 77.03694°W / 38.92417; -77.03694Coordinates: 38°55′27″N 77°02′13″W / 38.92417°N 77.03694°W / 38.92417; -77.03694
Address 2630 16th Street N.W., Washington, DC, United States

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington, DC, is the de facto diplomatic mission of the Republic of Cuba to the United States. It is located at 2630 16th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.[1]

The Cuban Interests Section and its counterpart, the United States Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Havana, Cuba, or USINT Havana (the State Department telegraphic address), are formally sections of the respective Embassies of Switzerland, although they operate independently of the Swiss in virtually all but protocol respects Although diplomatic relations have been restored between the two countries, they do not have embassies in each others countries at the moment, and their respective Interests Sections function as de facto embassies.

On May 19, 1979, Omega 7 detonated a bomb in the building[2] which did more damage to its next-door neighbor, the Embassy of Lithuania.[3]

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  1. ^ http://afrocubaweb.com/cubaseccion.htm
  2. ^ Hewitt, Christopher (2005). Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology. Praeger Security International Series. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 121. ISBN 9780313334184. 
  3. ^ Jonušauskas, Laurynas (2003). Likimo vedami: Lietuvos diplomatinės tarnybos egzilyje veikla 1940–1991 (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Lietuvos gyventojų genocido ir rezistencijos tyrimo centras. pp. 303–304. ISBN 9986-757-56-8. 
  4. ^ Luxner, Larry (November 2012). "Well-Wishers Host Cocktail Party for Retiring Cuban Diplomat". The Washington Diplomat. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 

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