Plans to ask for direction? Obama to raise human rights during historic trip to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday he’ll raise human rights issues and other U.S. concerns with Cuban President Raul Castro during a history-making visit to the communist island nation.

The brief visit in mid-March will mark a watershed moment in relations between the U.S. and Cuba, making Obama the first sitting U.S. president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades. While in the country, Obama plans to meet with groups advocating for change in Cuba, a condition the president had laid out publicly for such a trip.

“We still have differences with the Cuban government that I will raise directly,” Obama wrote on Twitter in announcing the visit. “America will always stand for human rights around the world.”

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  • Minicapt

    “… he’ll raise human rights issues and other U.S. concerns with Cuban President Raul Castro … Obama plans to meet with groups advocating for change in Cuba, …”

    Surprise, surprise! But there can be a first time for everything.

    Cheers

  • This is why I want Marco Rubio to at least play some important role in the new Government if Republicans get elected. He’s the only one who understands how to deal with Communism, and he’s a brilliant debater on foreign policy in the subject, especially Cuba. The rest are all clueless.