Monday, March 21, 2016

President Obama arrives in Cuba for historic visit

Posted By on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 10:51 AM

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President Barack Obama and his family arrived in Cuba Sunday, making him the first sitting U.S. president in nearly 90 years to visit the island nation.

Before he stepped off Air Force One, Obama tweeted a greeting to the Cuban people. 
The visit wasn't without controversy. The Miami Herald reports that before Obama landed, about 50 Cuban dissidents were arrested by Cuban officials. In Miami, hundreds gathered to protest Obama visiting the island nation, including Florida's Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who is the son of Cuban exiles. 

On Monday, Obama will lay a wreath at the José Martí Memorial memorial and meet Cuban president Raúl Castro, according to USA Today. You can watch live here. 

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