Obama to visit Cuba in ‘coming weeks’

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to Cuba “in coming weeks,” a US official said Wednesday, a powerful sign of the thaw in relations between the former Cold War foes. “We can confirm that tomorrow the administration will announce the president’s travel to Latin America, including Cuba, in the coming weeks,” the official, who asked not to be named, told AFP. It would be the first visit to Cuba by a sitting US presi-dent since Cuba’s 1959 revolution. The last American leader to visit the island was Calvin Coolidge in 1928. The two Cold War foes restored diplomatic relations in July after a historic rapprochement between Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro the previous December.

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