President Obama Visits #Cuba, First Visit By Sitting POTUS Since 1928

Posted: 5:49 pm EDT
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According to NYT, former President Jimmy Carter visited Cuba twice after he left office, in 2002 and 2011. President Obama’s visit today is the first visit by a sitting president in 88 years. In January 1928, President Calvin Coolidge attended the Pan American Conference in Havana. He rode the presidential railcar to Key West and then boarded the battleship USS Texas and set sail for Havana. This is also a first for Air Force One.




Cuba’s Most Famous Comedian Finally Connects With President Obama #ObamaEnCuba (Video)

Posted: 6:16 pm EDT
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After years of trying, Pánfilo, played by Cuba’s well-known comedian Luis Silva, finally connects with President Obama a day ahead of the President’s trip there. Pánfilo’s television show is reportedly seen weekly by about two-thirds of the Cuban people. One of his most popular skits involves him getting calls from and talking with President Obama about life in Cuba. The show has been on Cuban television since 2008, and has won the award for Most Popular TV Show in Cuba for several years running.  President Obama takes off for Havana tomorrow. The White House’s Ben Rhodes writes about what the President and First Lady have planned for their trip here.

Video below via @USEmbCuba:

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