Obama in Cuba - Arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana
A few more hours and Barack Obama -elected the 44th President of the US- will arrive at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with his daughters Sacha and Malia and hisr mother-in-law Marian Robinson, for the first visit of a sitting president 88 years after Calvin Coolidge did it.
This trip takes place barely 15 months after the historical announcements of December 17, 2014, when Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama took the airwaves to make public the decision of restoring diplomatic relations, broken over five decades before.
The three-day visit is an important step on the road to improve the ties between the two countries, and to get closer to the ultimate goal of normalizing relations.
Cuba has emphasized that to have fully normal relations they will have to solve pending issues, as the economic, financial and commercial embargo of Cuba by the US, and the return of the Guantanamo bay area occupied by an US naval base.