WORLD – Obama lands in Cuba

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US President Barack Obama (third right) and his wife Michelle, taking a tour of Cuba

President Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba for a historic visit to the island and talks with its communist leader.

He is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility.

“Looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people,” he tweeted on arrival.

Obama will meet President Raul Castro, but not retired revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, and the pair will discuss trade and political reform.

The US president emerged smiling from Air Force One with First Lady Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia.

Holding umbrellas, the party walked in light drizzle along a red carpet to be greeted by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

Two hours after landing, Obama greeted staff from the reopened US embassy, calling his trip “a historic visit and a historic opportunity”.

The Obamas later began a walkabout in historic Old Havana with a visit to a cathedral.

8 Responses to WORLD – Obama lands in Cuba

  1. Zareena Nauth
    Zareena Nauth March 20, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Y did he go rahul was’nt even there to recieve cubans disrespectful

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  2. jrsmith March 21, 2016 at 6:18 am

    So what Obama visit what difference is it going to make , lots of businesses from the US was operating for decades in Cuba under the radar..

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  3. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins March 21, 2016 at 7:21 am

    The eagle has landed.

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  4. seagul March 21, 2016 at 10:22 am

    They attempted to execute Castro –do you know how many times–brimstone on USA…

    Reply
  5. Mack Clarke
    Mack Clarke March 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Exciting

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