President Barack Obama will be visiting Cuba March 21 and 22, according to a Medium post by Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes. He will be the first sitting president, in 80 years to visit Cuba! The last sitting president to do so was Calvin Coolidge in 1928, he was also the first.
The visit comes after both Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the restoration of diplomatic relations in December 2014. The embassies in both countries reopened last summer. On Tuesday (Feb. 16) the U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore commercial air traffic.
Obama plans to speak to the Cuban government about several human rights issues within Cuba that have many questioning why the embargo was lifted in the first place. This trip to Cuba was at the top of his list to do in his final year in office. His plan is to heal 50+ years of isolation, so that both countries and exist as allies.
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Source: The Root