On first full day in Cuba, Obama to meet with Castro and address the public

March 21, 2016 11:02 AM

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On first full day in Cuba, Obama to meet with Castro and address the public

HAVANA — President Obama starts his first full day in Cuba on Monday in the Plaza of the Revolution, where Fidel Castro once delivered stem-winding speeches denouncing U.S. imperialism. Obama’s presence there, to lay a wreath at the monument to 19th century Cuban independence hero José Martí, underscores the remarkable nature of his visit here.

At nearby Revolutionary Palace, Obama will then be officially welcomed to Cuba with full honors by President Raúl Castro; they will then meet for more than two hours before delivering statements at a public appearance together.

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