President Obama and Family Arrive in Cuba for Historic Three-Day Visit

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
Barack Obama waves next to First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on March 20, 2016. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Making history. President Barack Obama and his family arrived in Cuba on Sunday, March 20, for a three-day visit.

The president was joined by wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, as well as mother-in-law Marian Robinson for the trip, which marks the first time in 88 years that a sitting U.S. president has visited Cuba.

Shortly after touching down in Havana, the president tweeted, "Que bola Cuba? Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people."

After settling in at the U.S. Embassy, the first family was expected to take a brief walking tour of the historic Old Havana neighborhood.

The president is set to meet with Cuban president Raul Castro at the presidential palace on Monday. Other activities planned include taking in a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team, events with local entrepreneurs and artists, and a meeting with Havana's archbishop cardinal, Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, who helped broker the deal to restore relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

President Obama is scheduled to make a speech to the Cuban people on Tuesday, followed by a meeting with Cuban dissidents and members of the opposition.

After Cuba, the president and his family are heading to Argentina for a two-day visit.

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