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How Obama Set A Trap For Raul Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro, right, gestures as he calls to an end his joint news conference with President Barack Obama at t
Cuban President Raul Castro, right, gestures as he calls to an end his joint news conference with President Barack Obama at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba, on Monday.

In Cuba, just having a news conference is news. President Barack Obama jokes that he likes news conferences and wants to do more of them, and let them go on longer. That tends to be less the case at the White House than abroad, when Obama’s trying to make a point about a repressive regime by turning to the news media.

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