By Frederick H. Lowe
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Like President Richard Nixon did in 1972 when he flew to Beijing, China, to meet with Chairman Mao Zedong of the People’s Republic of China, to normalize relations between the two countries, President Barack Obama flew to Havana, Cuba, on Sunday to begin normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Havana, Cuba, on Monday, March 21, and Tuesday March 22, where President Obama is scheduled to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, and possibly Fidel Castro, the country’s former president and leader of 26th of July Movement that overthrew the American-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista on January 1, 1959. Fidel is Raul’s older brother. President Obama arrived in Havana Sunday, March 20, in the afternoon.