Sunday, March 20, 2016

Obama becomes the first President to set foot in Cuba for NINE DECADES: He makes history with Michelle, Sasha and Malia while Cuban human rights protesters clash with police a few miles away
  • President, First Lady, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, arrived in Cuba
  • They were met by torrential rain as the family landed - and Cuba's dictator Raul Castro didn't show up to greet them
  • Obama has become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the communist country in nearly 90 years 
  • President will meet Castro, as well as dissidents of authoritarian government that has history of human rights abuse
  • As Air Force One left Andrews Air Force base, protests erupted in Havana over Cuba's human rights record 
  • First family went on a tour of Old Havana and will go to a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba
  • Obama will also give a televised speech from Havana's national theater and meet with entrepreneurs. White House says he will not shy away from using bully pulpit 

The Obamas faced a deluge of pouring rain after landing in Cuba for an historic visit to the communist country on Sunday evening.
President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, children Sasha and Malia and the First Lady's mother, Marian Robinson, touched down in Havana in the first presidential visit to Cuba in nine decades. 
Air Force One touched down in Havana - in the midst of a torrential downpour - just before 4:30pm ET on Sunday for the visit the White House says will 'deepen' America's relationship with the communist government following more than half a century of tension.
President Obama and his family were whisked off the runway to Old Havana for a tour, but the first family - particularly Sasha Obama - looked less than pleased with the weather as they perched underneath umbrellas.

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