Obama to meet Raul Castro, dissidents on historic trip to Cuba




 
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Obama to meet Raul Castro, dissidents on historic trip to Cuba
 
February 19th, 2016  
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Topic: Obama to meet Raul Castro, dissidents on historic trip to Cuba


Obama to meet Raul Castro, dissidents on historic trip to Cuba
By Jeff Mason and Daniel Trotta WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet dissidents and President Raul Castro in Cuba next month, the White House said on Thursday, announcing a historic trip that will be another major step toward ending decades of animosity between former Cold War foes. In the first visit by a U.S. president to the Caribbean nation since 1928, Obama will meet entrepreneurs and people from different walks of life during the trip on March 21 and 22, but he is unlikely to see Fidel Castro, the former president and revolutionary leader, U.S. officials said. The White House hopes Obama's trip will help accelerate change on the Communist-run island and cement progress made under his watch, but Republicans at home complained that it would give legitimacy to Cuba's oppressive government.




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