Obama to Visit Cuba, Push Ahead With Detente

February 18, 2016 10:52 AM

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Obama to Visit Cuba, Push Ahead With Detente

Barack Obama's visit to Cuba next month represents a key step in the president's effort to improve U.S. relations with the Communist-led country. The move, to be announced Thursday, also suggests Obama remains determined to push ahead with what he sees as a legacy achievement before leaving office a year from now.

Since the historic thaw in ties was announced in November 2014, Obama has made steady progress breaking down diplomatic barriers with the former Cold War enemy. The successes include restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies in each other's capitals. The U.S. removed Cuba from its list ...

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