HAVANA, CUBA - JANUARY 22: Roberta Jacobson US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs talks to the press during  the first round of talks with the Cuban government to discuss diplomatic recognition, at the Palacio de las Convenciones, on January 22 in Havana, Cuba.  Ms. Jacobson is the highest ranking government official to visit Cuba since the Jimmy Carter era. Talks between the US and Cuba take place only weeks after President Obama and Cubas President Raul Castro announced they would re-establish diplomatic relations, on December 17, 2014. Cubas revolution leader Fidel Castro, who has not been seen in public since January 8, 2013, has not published any commentary on the developing US-Cuba relationship. (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Getty Images)