HAVANA (AP) — Presi- dent Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro emerged from two hours of meetings in Havana agreeing on at least one thing: The 54-year eco- nomic embargo of Cuba needs to end so the economic ties between the two nations can
At a mostly cordial but spir-
ited press conference after- ward, stark differences quickly emerged on issues of democra- cy and human rights. After un- expectedly agreeing to allow U.S. reporters to ask questions, Castro pushed back on ques-
tions about his government’s human rights record, including the imprisonment of protesters and dissidents.