Obama to meet Raul Castro on historic Cuba trip




 
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Obama to meet Raul Castro on historic Cuba trip
 
March 21st, 2016  
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Obama to meet Raul Castro on historic Cuba trip
By Daniel Trotta and Matt Spetalnick HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democratic reforms while hearing complaints about continued U.S. economic sanctions. Obama and Castro will have their fourth meeting, likely their most substantial, at the Palace of the Revolution, where Castro and his predecessor, older brother Fidel Castro, have led Cuba's resistance to U.S. pressure going back decades. A U.S. presidential visit to the inner sanctum of Cuban power would have been unthinkable before Obama and Raul Castro's rapprochement 15 months ago, when they agreed to end a Cold War-era dispute that lasted five decades and continued even after the collapse of the Soviet Union.




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