Cuban businessman from Miami was invited to flag-raising ceremony
"See the American flag waving in Havana is a feeling as profound as that I felt in Washington " when the Cuban flag was hoisted on July 20, Hugo Cancio, one of the few Cuban invited to the ceremony, told AFP.
"Having seen waving the Cuban flag in Washington was a very deep feeling for me, especially after fighting for more than 20 years for this to be achieved," said the businessman, 51, who lives in Miami.
His Company Fire Interprises launched in 2012 OnCuba magazine, with print and digital editions, which promotes a rapprochement between the two countries.
Cancio is flattered by "being invited by the Secretary of State, John Kerry," to the ceremony to seal the reconciliation between these two old enemies, after half a century of disputes.