The Heat: President Obama in Cuba

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President Obama and President Castro meet in Havana1

President Obama is in Cuba: the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in almost 90 years.

Long frozen, ties between the United States and Cuba continue to warm with President Obama making an official visit to the island this week.

This visit brings expectations and excitement. But the normalizing of diplomatic relations has its stumbling blocks.

CCTV’s Michael Voss reports from Havana.

The Heat: President Obama in Cuba pt1

The Heat: President Obama in Cuba pt1

President Obama is in Cuba: the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in almost 90 years. Long frozen, ties between the United States and Cuba continue to warm with President Obama making an official visit to the island this week. This visit brings expectations and excitement. But the normalizing of diplomatic relations has its stumbling blocks. CCTV's Michael Voss reports from Havana.

  • Simon Marks is Chief Correspondent and President for Feature Story News.
  • James Early is an expert in Latin America and the Carribbean.
  • Hugo Cancio is founder and editor in chief of OnCuba.
  • Juan Triana is a professor of economics at the University of Havana.