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Obama-Castro handshake sets stage for historic meeting
Obama-Castro handshake sets stage for historic meeting

After a late-night handshake and an exchange of pleasantries, Presidents Obama and Raul Castro were expected Saturday to sit down to an extended face-to-face meeting, the first such encounter between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century. The highly anticipated meeting follows a telephone conversation earlier this week, in which the two discussed opening of embassies in each other's countries and other points of "diplomatic normalization," the White House confirmed Friday. All told, the widening dialogue represents a historic breakthrough between the two Cold War enemies, showcased here at the Summit of the Americas, a gathering of the hemisphere's...

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