Barack Obama touches down in Cuba
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Barack Obama touches down in Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday, marking the end of 60 years of strained relations with the island.

Along with wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha, Barack Obama was received by Cuban chancellor Bruno Rodríguez and U.S. embassy members, according to BBC Mundo.

Obama tweeted his arrival using a colloquial Cuban phrase, “What’s up Cuba?”:

After spending Sunday sightseeing, the U.S. mandate will meet with Cuban President Raúl Castro on Monday to discuss developments in relations between the two countries.

Cuba has spent the past 54 years under U.S. embargo, slapped on the island around the time of the Cold War.

The biggest item on the agenda remains U.S. naval base and prison Guantanamo Bay.

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