Obama eases embargo on Cuba just before Pope Francis visits the island

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A view to the west over the ocean from Havana’s oceanfront drive. President Obama is easing the trade embargo just as the pope heads for Cuba.

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A view to the west over the ocean from Havana’s oceanfront drive. President Obama is easing the trade embargo just as the pope heads for Cuba.

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The pope, in a significant diplomatic effort, pushed for warming relations between the United States and the Communist country