Cuba, Mexico Decide to Return Ambassadors After Dispute

Cuba's (search) foreign minister said his nation and Mexico (search) agreed Thursday to return their respective ambassadors, an attempt to mend relations strained by accusations that the communist-run island was meddling in Mexico's affairs.

At a news conference on the sidelines of an international summit here, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said his meeting earlier with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez had gone well and that they had decided to restore the ambassadors to their post.

Mexico was angered by Cuban allegations that a Mexican official arrested in Havana on fraud charges was part of a larger political conspiracy. On May 2, Mexico announced it was withdrawing its ambassador from Havana (search), and Cuba responded by doing the same with its ambassador in Mexico City.