December 13, 2013

Is It Time for the U.S. to Shake Cuba's Hand Too?

Tom Hayden, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Cuba, United States


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