The government of the Republic of Cuba had installed flag poles in front of the then-United States Interests Section in retaliation for an electronic informational banner installed around the structure by The Honorable James Cason, Chief of the United States Interests Section.
The black flags were eventually removed, but the immense flag poles remain, blocking the sight line of the now United States Embassy.
Will the government of the Republic of Cuba remove the flag poles prior to the visit of President Obama?
If not, perhaps the government of the Republic of Cuba desired to retain options should the renewed relationship incur a detour.... In the same manner which President Raul Castro continues to wear a military uniform- the war has not yet ended.