In March of this year, President Barack Obama plans to visit Cuba, according to Reuters and CNN. The exact date of the visit is not yet known. On 18 February about the planned visit will be officially announced.
Contender for post of the candidate in US presidents from Republican party Senator Marco Rubio, whose parents emigrated from the «island of Freedom» for more than 40 years ago, criticized Obama’s decision and said that Cuba is anti-American Communist dictatorship with a repressive regime, reports RIA Novosti.
Recall that in July last year, the U.S. and Cuba restored diplomatic ties after 50-year hiatus has opened embassies in the capitals of the States.
December 17, 2014 Barack Obama delivered his address to the nation in which he announced the change of policy on Cuba and improve relations. At the same time a similar statement was made by Cuban President Raul Castro.
29 may 2015 the United States officially removed Cuba from the list of States sponsoring terrorist organizations.