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    Obama’s Cuba Trip Highlights Goals in Latin America

    America invaded Cuba this week … with handshakes and democratic ideals. After 55 years of the U.S. giving its island neighbor the cold shoulder, Obama took his message of hope directly to Havana in a bid to warm up relations and build momentum for change. The American president encouraged Cubans to enjoy more trade and greater freedoms. But he’s also hoping that this shift in approach will woo others in the increasingly powerful and resource-rich region who have long regarded U.S.-Cuban tensions as an unnecessary irritant.

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