90 Years of History 90 Miles Away

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After yesterday's landing in Cuba, just 90 miles from American shores, President Obama spoke at the newly reopened US embassy. "It's been nearly 90 years since a US President stepped foot in Cuba. It is wonderful to be here." But his trip hasn't left controversy behind. The President's criticized for encouraging business deals without demanding important concessions. Meantime, the Castro regime is cracking down on the wives and daughters of political prisoners and telling dissidents Obama wants to meet to stay home. Cuba wants the end of America's economic embargo. We hear how the historic visit is going. 

Credits

Guests:
Ann Louise Bardach - editor-at-large for Los Angeles Magazine - @albardach, William LeoGrande - American University - @wmleogrande, Frank Calzon - Center for a Free Cuba - @FrankCalzon2014, Marc Hanson - Washington Office on Latin America - @marcbhanson, Tracy Wilkinson - Los Angeles Times - @TracyKWilkinson

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Paul von Zielbauer, Jenny Hamel