With Havana trip, Obama seeks to make history, lock in Cuba opening




 
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With Havana trip, Obama seeks to make history, lock in Cuba opening
 
March 15th, 2016  
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Topic: With Havana trip, Obama seeks to make history, lock in Cuba opening


With Havana trip, Obama seeks to make history, lock in Cuba opening
By Matt Spetalnick, Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barack Obama's historic visit to Havana next week may be the closest he comes to a Nixon-goes-to-China moment, but he also has another more practical goal: to make his opening to Cuba irreversible for the next U.S. president. The Obama administration hopes that getting more U.S. companies invested in Cuba and loosening up travel to the island will make it almost impossible for traditionally pro-business Republicans to halt or even roll back the thaw in relations if they win the White House in November. Ahead of his March 20-22 trip to Havana, the stage is set for a further easing of trade restrictions and a string of*business announcements from the hotel and telecommunications industries and possibly even Major League Baseball.




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