President Obama and the first family arrived in Cuba on Sunday. The president’s 3-day whirlwind trip is a crowning achievement, a testament to his and Cuban President Raul Castro’s efforts to normalize relations between the two countries—a political and economic relationship that has already changed in the last 15 months, reports The Boston Globe.

For more than 50 years, Cuba has been forbidden ground for a U.S. president and most American citizens. After Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1961, the U.S. officially severed ties with Cuba. Before Obama, President Calvin Coolidge was the last to arrive— on a battleship in 1928.

Read more at The Boston Globe



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