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The Cuba Obama will see is changing, but much remains the same

March 19, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Karen DeYoung | The Washington Post
President Obama’s arrival in Cuba on Sunday will provide the most vivid manifestation yet of the foreign policy he has championed since taking office more than seven years ago: A world in which the United States sets aside historic feuds to broker a more stable global order.

Obama's historic trip to Cuba, Boehner backs Ryan for president and Supreme Court to consider Obamacare contraception mandate

March 18, 2016
Obama will be the first president since Coolidge to visit Cuba.
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With Historic Trip to Cuba, Obama Aims to Accelerate a Policy Shift

March 17, 2016
Carol Lee, Felicia Schwartz | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama will take a bulging schedule with him on his history-making trip to Cuba, planning to meet President Raúl Castro, tour Old Havana, meet with dissidents and deliver a speech on U.S.-Cuba relations, senior officials said, all steps designed to showcase his policy of engagement.
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The Obamas to make historic trip to Cuba, Argentina next month

February 18, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama and the first lady will make a historic trip to Cuba next month, the White House announced Thursday, before stopping off in Argentina to meet with its recently elected president.

2016 Candidates Flock to Iowa and Obama Pushes Foreign Policy Agenda in Iran and Cuba

August 14, 2015
The presidential candidates are in Iowa; Hillary Clinton email scrutiny continues; Obama jockeys for Iran Deal support; U.S. Embassy opens in Cuba
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A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

August 14, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy.
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U.S. Flag Back in Cuba; "Change" Back in Obama's Grasp

July 2, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
America’s stars and stripes will fly over an American embassy in Havana this month for the first time since 1961. Flying nearly as high after more than six years in office are President Obama’s job approval numbers.
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U.S. and Cuba Agree to Reopen Embassies, Officials Say

July 1, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The United States and Cuba will announce an agreement on Wednesday to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, formally restoring diplomatic relations more than a half-century after they were ruptured, according to administration officials.
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