HAVANA (WLNS) – America’s First Family is waking up in Cuba after touching down in the island nation Sunday night as part of a historic diplomatic mission.
President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years; a sign the icy relations between the two countries is finally warming up.
This visit is a big step toward normalizing ties with Cuba after an embargo that has lasted more than 50 years.
The First Family’s visit precedes a group of Michigan State University students who will head to Cuba in April to study the country’s unique medical system.
The school was able to hammer out a deal with the Cuban government to create the first study abroad program of its kind in the U.S.
MSU officials say it has always been good neighbors with Cuba and has offered a cultural class on the country for the last 14 years.
Cuba surpasses the United States in certain health factors including infant mortality.