Travel Alert: Obama Is Going To Cuba

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Feb 17, 2016 9:11 PM
Travel Alert: Obama Is Going To Cuba

After re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, I guess it’s not a total shocker that President Obama plans to visit the country. He will be the first president to visit Cuba since 1928 (via ABC News):

President Obama is planning a trip to Cuba some time next month, marking the first time in more than 80 years a sitting U.S. president will visit the country, according to sources with knowledge of the plan.

A National Security Council official plans to make the announcement tomorrow at the White House briefing.

The move comes roughly 15 months following the president's pledge with Raul Castro to reopen diplomatic channels following a prisoner exchange and the humanitarian release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross in December 2014.