Obama's Cuba visit to augur a 'new beginning' between nations

March 18, 2016 10:03 AM

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Cuba has stood for decades in U.S. politics as a bitter symbol of the Cold War, but the recent diplomatic thaw is scrambling that narrative as Americans increasingly see the Caribbean island nation as a land of exotic tourism and lucrative business opportunities.

Even as those giddy expectations collide with the reality of Cuba's slow changes, President Obama on Sunday is set to become the first sitting president to visit in 90 years, a reward of sorts for the communist-led government in Havana.

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