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U.S. President Barack Obama Meets With Cuban President Raul Castro

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Raul Castro and Barack Obama's historic handshake in Panama

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro sat down on Saturday afternoon for talks in a meeting that made history as the first between the leaders of the two old Cold War adversaries for more than half a century.

On Friday evening, the two leaders shook hands. They met at The Summit of the Americas in Panama.

It was their first formal meeting in more than half a century, states the New York Times.  The meeting cleared the way for a normalization of relations that had seemed unthinkable to both Cubans and Americans for generations.

In a small conference room in a Panama City convention center on Saturday, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro sat side by side.  Obama said he wanted to “turn the page” on old divisions, although he acknowledged that significant differences between the governments would remain.

“This is obviously a historic meeting,” Obama…

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