HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 21: President Barack Obama takes part in an event focused on entrepreneurship and opportunity for the Cuban people at La Cervecera on March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Mr. Obama's visit is the first in nearly 90 years for a sitting president, the last one being Calvin Coolidge. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Photo: Joe Raedle
Photo: Joe Raedle

President Obama releases statement on Fidel Castro's death

In the statement, Obama offers condolences while acknowledging the history between Cuba and the United States. Obama notes that during his presidency, he worked on establishing more cordial relations with Cuba.

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In March, Obama traveled to Cuba and met with President Raul Castro. Air travel restrictions between the two countries have been eased, with commercial flights resuming in August, a result of the Obama administration's new diplomatic policy with Cuba.

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