Obama, Castro break the ice with handshake, smiles

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro during a meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center on April 11, 2015 in Panama CityHandshakes, smiles and a more than hour-long candid chat: Barack Obama and Raul Castro broke the ice in a cordial atmosphere after a half-century of hostile US-Cuban ties. Three years later, in 1959, Fidel and Raul’s band of bearded guerrillas ousted Batista and aligned with the Soviet Union.

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