Obama due in Cuba, ending half a century of conflict

Reversing generations of US attempts to cut Cuba from the outside world, US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters will arrive in Havana for a three-day tripUS President Barack Obama was due in Cuba Sunday to bury the hatchet in a more than half-century-long Cold War conflict that turned the communist island and its giant neighbor into bitter enemies. Reversing generations of US attempts to cut Cuba from the outside world, Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters were arriving late afternoon in Havana for a three-day trip. It won’t just be the first visit by a sitting US president since Fidel Castro’s guerrillas overthrew the US-backed government of Fulgencio Batista in 1959, but the first since President Calvin Coolidge came 88 years ago.

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