President Barack Obama spoke on Sunday with U.S. Embassy staff in rainy Havana. He hoped that the sight of a U.S. president in Cuba would quickly become something Cubans are used to seeing.
"¡Muchas gracias!" the president said. He was there on what he called a mission to "forge new agreements and commercial deals and build new ties, and for me to lay out vision for a future brighter than our past."
U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis introduced the president by reminding staffers that Obama had promised "Yes, we can," and he said that with the opening of Cuba, "Yes, we did."
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Obama interrupted to declare, "Yes, we did!" to applause.