Obama says talks with Castro 'candid and fruitful'

US President Barack Obama (R) 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 CityUS President Barack Obama said Saturday that he did not shy away from discussing human rights concerns during his historic meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro. “It was a candid and fruitful conversation between me and Raul Castro,” Obama told reporters after meeting the communist leader on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas. Obama, who met Castro for more than one hour as part of efforts to restore diplomatic ties, said he was “very direct” in expressing lingering differences over human rights.

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