White House Weighs Possible Visit from Raul Castro

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The Decision follows the announcement of a historic normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations by Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama.

After the historic announcement Wednesday that diplomatic relations between the U.S and Cuba will be normalized, the White House is weighing a possible visit from Cuban President Raul Castro.

obama y raul“I am not disregarding a visit from President Castro,” said White House spokesperson Josh Earnest, who also signaled Wednesday that a reciprocal visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama may be in the cards.

Earnest clarified that both possibilities are only “hypothetical.”

Obama told ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir that he is not ruling out a potential trip to the Caribbean island, “I don’t have any current plans, but let’s see how things evolve.”

In that case, Obama would be the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928, according to the American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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