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Opinions From Ybor City Vary On Obama’s Cuba Visit

– February 19, 2016
To call an American president’s visit to Cuba ‘historic’ doesn’t reflect the rarity of the occasion. In January 1928, President Calvin Coolidge arrived in Havana via the USS Texas, a warship. ‘Talkies’ was still a phrase people used when referring to movies with sound. It has been almost 90 years since that visit. When the White House announced an official visit for March 21 and 22, it was a giant step in the process of normalizing our relationship with the Communist nation. But opinions on this side of the Florida Straits are mixed. Listen to the report from WUSF-FM.