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Monday, March 21, 2016

President Obama, First Family Make Historic Visit To Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha disembark from Air Force One at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on March 20, 2016. Obama arrived in Cuba 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. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha disembark from Air Force One at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on March 20, 2016. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Two months after normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama is making the first visit by a U.S. president to the island nation in more than 80 years. From Havana, NPR’s Carrie Kahn speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about how Cubans are reacting to the president’s presence.

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