On Monday – the second day of President Obama’s visit to Cuba – he stopped by a memorial dedicated to Jose Martí. On the site’s guest book, he wrote, “It is a great honor to pay tribute to Jose Martí, who gave his life for the independence of his homeland. His passion for liberty, freedom and self-determination lives on in the Cuban people today.”
He followed that up with a visit to the Plaza de la Revolución, where he posed in front of the Che Guevara mural. He also met with Cuban President Raul Castro. The two participated in a bilaterial meeting and a press conference. Later, he met with Cuban-American Soledad O’Brien for a q&a sesh at an entrepreneurship event. O’Brien had a busy day with the Obamas, because she also joined first lady Michelle Obama at a Let Girls Learn discussion.
Michelle encouraged the girls to talk about themselves. “I want to hear about your lives. I want to hear about your hopes and dreams,” she said. “And we also brought questions from young people just like you in the United States who are so excited about the relationship between our two countries.”
Once again, the White House staff took amazing pictures of the historic visit. Check them out below: