Obama Sends Letter to Cuba

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Mar 17, 2016 4:30 PM
Obama Sends Letter to Cuba

For the first time in 50 years, the president of the United States has sent a letter directly to Cuba. The letter was mailed ahead of President Obama's historic visit to the island nation on March 20.

The letter was sent to Ileana Yarza, a 76-year-old woman who is very excited to see the president and wrote him a letter saying that she hopes to meet him for a cup of coffee.

Relations with Cuba became normalized starting in December 2014.