Obama calls for democracy, end of arbitrary detentions in Cuba

March 22, 2016 3:17 PM

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President Barack Obama encouraged Cubans to embrace democracy and its leaders to allow dissent and be open to change during a much-anticipated and nationally televised speech.

“Havana is only 90 miles from Florida, but to get here, we had to travel a great distance, over barriers of history and ideology, barriers of pain and separation,” he said. “I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.”

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