The first family has arrived in Cuba to begin their historic trip of the communist nation. Air Force One touched down in Havana – in the pouring rain – just before 4:30pm ET on Sunday for the visit the White House says will ‘deepen’ America’s relationship with the communist government following more than half a century of tension. President Obama became the first sitting president in nearly 90 years to visit the island after he flew from Andrews Air Fore base with wife Michelle, daughters Sasha and Malia and the First Lady’s mother, Marian Robinson.
The clouds opened just before the wheels hit the tarmac in Cuba’s capital, meaning the First Family had to disembark with umbrellas. protesters marching against Cuba’s human rights record were arrested in Havana. The U.S. president will meet with Cuban dictator Raul Castro during his visit, as well as dissidents of the authoritarian government.
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