Obama: I am here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas

See the full text of U.S. President Obama’s address to the Cuban people in his historic visit to the island: President Obama:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Muchas gracias.  Thank you so much.  Thank you very much.   President Castro, the people of Cuba, thank you so much for the warm welcome that I have received, that my family have received, and that our delegation has received.  It is an extraordinary honor to be here today.    Before I begin, please indulge me.  I want to comment on the terrorist attacks that have taken place in Brussels.  The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium.  We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous […]

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