Obama to Nudge Cuba on Freedoms in Direct Appeal to Citizens

March 22, 2016 7:26 AM

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Nudging Cuba toward democracy, President Barack Obama will cast a spotlight on political repression and economic misery here Tuesday when he meets with dissidents and speaks to the Cuban people at the close of a trailblazing trip.

Obama's rationale for coming to Havana was grounded in the notion that direct interaction with Cubans would do more to empower them and bring about change than decades of isolation ever did. So Obama's speech at the Grand Theater of Havana offers his best chance to make his case for the U.S. and Cub...

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