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“A new day between our two countries”- US President Obama on historic Cuba

BREAKING: Obama says he had frank and candid discussion with Castro about democracy and human rights.

Havana (AFP) – On a landmark visit to Havana, US President Barack Obama on Monday hailed a “new day” — a “nuevo dia” — in relations between the decades-long Cold War foes.

Trying to draw a line under past heavy-handed US intervention in the island’s affairs, Obama vowed that “Cuba’s destiny will not be decided by the United States or any other nation.”

Standing beside Cuba’s communist President Raul Castro, Obama said that the US would continue to stand up for democracy, but would focus on the future, not the past.

That sentiment was echoed by Castro, who acknowledged “profound differences between our countries that will not go away,” but vowed to work on “those things that bring us closer.”

Castro did however insist that ending a long-standing US economic embargo and returning Guantanamo to Cuba were conditions for closing the chapter on long-standing enmity.

Obama poised to lead (economic) invasion of Cuba

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Cuban Troops Join Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and China in Syria (VIDEO)

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Hundreds mourn the ‘death’ of Fidel Castro after rumours sweep Twitter

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Obama announced a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba

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Cuba`s Castro compares NATO to Nazi SS, slams US, Israel for ‘creating ISIS’

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Guantanamo prisoners set to leave amid trade furor

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled … read more