Obama to Be First President to Visit Cuba in 88 Years

The president will address the Cuban people on Tuesday

President Barack Obama will visit Cuba next Monday and Tuesday, becoming the first sitting president in 88 years to set foot on the island, NBC News reported.

Obama will speak to the Cuban people on Tuesday. The speech will be broadcast widely and has not been met with any resistance from Cuban officials, according to Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.

Administration officials laid out the first family’s plans for the three day visit, which includes a visit to Old Havana’s cathedral to meet with Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega, a meeting with young people and entrepreneurs, and a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team.  

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