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Obama to Cuba: It's Time to Lift the Embargo


President Obama is spending 3 days in Cuba in an attempt to bridge the relationship between the United States and Cuba after decades of closed communication.

Listen to the president's speech in Cuba (or watch below).

And skip ahead to 33:48 to hear NYU comparative literature professor Ana Maria Dopico provide analysis. She said Obama's speech had several audiences in mind: a Cuban audience in Havana of course, but also the Cuban diaspora and progressives, for whom he addressed how Cuba was built by slaves and immigrants and the ties of blood and brotherhood.


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 2016-03-22  1h3m