Obama, Castro hold groundbreaking Cuba talks

US President Barack Obama (R) walks next to Cuban President Raul Castro upon his arrival at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro met Monday in Havana’s Palace of the Revolution for groundbreaking talks on ending the decades-long standoff between the two neighbors. Obama, meeting Castro for only the third time for formal talks, was the first US president in Cuba since 1928. Obama, under pressure back home to show that his scrapping of more than half a century of US hostility to the Castro regime is paying off, then sat for discussions against a backdrop of tall tropical plants and the two countries’ flags.

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