For the first time in 88 years, an American president is going to Cuba
February 18, 2016 - Uncategorized
President Obama will travel to Cuba next month in a push to normalize relations between the long-estranged countries, the White House announced on Thursday morning.
“I’ll travel to Cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the Cuban people,” Obama tweeted. He added that human rights issues will be part of the agenda as well
“We still have differences with the Cuban government that I will raise directly. America will always stand for human rights around the world.”
On March 21 and 22, Obama and the First Lady will visit Havana, becoming the first American president to visit the island nation since 1928. The president plans to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro during the brief trip, marking a huge step for the Cold War adversaries on the road to a new relationship. Read more…