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The best way to help Cuba is to lift the blockade

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One of the ways to help Cubans is for Congress to lift the “embargo” (blockade) once and for all, stated the President of the United States of America Barack Obama, speaking to U.S. business representatives and members of the Cuban sate and private sector participating in a Business Forum held in Old Havana’s Antiguo Almacén de la Madera y el Tabaco, March 21.

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Raúl and Obama make statements to the press

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President Raúl Castro commented that in the 15 months which have transpired since plans to reestablish diplomatic relations were announced, concrete results have been achieved, and that he was pleased to welcome President Obama, 88 years since the last U.S. head of state visited the island.

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Obama pays homage to Cuban National Hero

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Obama pays homage to Cuban National HeroHAVANA, Cuba, Mar 21 (acn) US President Barack Obama paid homage to the Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, this morning accompanied by the Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdes Mesa

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Michelle Obama learns about Cuban education system

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Michelle Obama learns about Cuban education systemHAVANA, Cuba, Mar 21 (acn) US First Lady Michelle Obama had a meeting this Monday morning with 10 young Cuban students where she learnt about educational experiences in Cuba, as part of the official visit to Cuba of President Barack Obama.

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Raul Castro receives Barack Obama

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Cuban President Raul Castro officially received his US counterpart Barack Obama at the Revolution Palace in Havana and both leaders are holding talks now. After the ceremony, Raul and Obama greeted the members of both delegations before starting their talks, that will end with statements to the press that gathers at the site. On the

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Statement to the press by President Obama

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: Buenas tardes. President Castro, to you, the Cuban government and the Cuban people, thank you for the welcome that you have extended to me, to my family, and to my delegation. For more than half a century, the sight of a U.S. President here in Havana would have been unimaginable. But this is a new day — es un nuevo día — between our two countries.

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The road to collaboration

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As part of President Obama’s historic visit, a memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation was signed today, March 21, by Thomas Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Gustavo Rodríguez, Cuban minister for the sector.

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Barack Obama comes to the land of Martí and Fidel

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The President of the United States, Barack Obama, lands at José Martí International Airport at 16:19 local time on a cloudy and rainy afternoon in Havana city, after two and a half hours flying time from Washington.

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Potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States highlighted in Havana

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The Director of the Center of Molecular Immunology in Cuba, Dr, Agustín Lage, noted the potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States, while announcing further steps to strengthen links in this sector.
Dr. Lage announced during a press conference this Sunday morning in Havana, that Cuban biotechnology products could begin to be used by U.S. patients, as more than 30 Cuban patents have been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Inaugural Cuba-U.S. direct postal service flight arrives

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Cuba and the U.S. officially resumed direct postal services with the arrival of an inaugural flight from the U.S. city of Miami to Havana’s José Martí International Airport on March 16