Air Force One touched down at José Martí International Airport at 4:20 EST Sunday, marking the beginning of a three-day trip that’s expected to highlight the growing ties between the Cold War foes, even as old wounds fester.
Obama and the first family were greeted at the airport by Cuban delegates bearing flowers. But there was one prominent no-show on the tarmac: Cuban President Raúl Castro.
As the plane hit the runway, Obama tweeted: “¿Que bolá Cuba? Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people.”