President Obama’s Historic Visit Cuba Overshadows Embargo and Gitmo
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FEATURING CRISTINA MISLÁN – President Obama made a historic visit to Cuba on Sunday, where by all accounts, he got a “red carpet welcome.” It is the first time a US president has visited the island nation in 88 years and Obama’s visit represents the symbolic culmination of a detente that he oversaw as part of his foreign policy legacy.
Despite the fact that the US and Cuba have resumed diplomatic ties, and even scheduled airline services, the US-led embargo on Cuba remains. Also a sticking point is the US’s continued use of its detention center on Guantanamo bay in Cuba where it imprisons dozens of suspects captured in war.
Cristina Mislán is an assistant professor of journalism studies in the Missouri School of Journalism and the Latin America correspondent for Rising Up with Sonali.