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US President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba – Sunday 20 March 2016

US President Obama arrives in Cuba

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US President Barack Obama arrives at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Sunday

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — US President Barack Obama arrived in Havana some minutes before four on Sunday afternoon for a three day official visit to Cuba.

Obama was welcomed by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, accompanied by Josefina Vidal, head of the US Department at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, and Jose Ramon Cabañas, Cuban ambassador to Washington.
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Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at African Union HQ

[28 July 2015 – BBC News] US President Barack Obama has ended his visit to Africa by warning the continent will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end.  “Nobody should be president for life,” Mr Obama said.

He was speaking at the African Union‘s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the first time a sitting US president has addressed the body.

Earlier in the trip, Mr Obama visited Kenya, the homeland of his late father.    Continue reading

In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica and Panama- April 2015

UPDATED with Panama Pictures:

See the following photos plus others taken in Panama at the Summit of the Americas as well:

https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/in-photos-the-president-s-trip-to-jamaica-and-panama-857d694df758

In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica
Published on April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, USA — Last week, US President Barack Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica, for bilateral meetings with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, a town hall meeting with the Young Leaders of the Americas and a summit with heads of government from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The White House Blog has released a series of photos of the president’s visit:01_jamaica.jpg

President Barack Obama meets with Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, aboard Air Force One en route to Kingston, Jamaica, April 8, 2015. Rep. Clarke is the child of Jamaican immigrant parents. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Caribbean: Obama announces initiatives for energy security and education

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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (third right, front row); President of the United States, Barack Obama (fourth left, front row); and CARICOM Heads of State and Government pose for an official photograph prior to the start of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-US Summit.

Obama announces initiatives for energy security and education

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday April 10, 2015, CMC – US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a US$20 million effort to jumpstart private and public sector investment in clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Central America.

Obama made the announcement as he wrapped up a visit to Jamaica where he held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and then met Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government.   Continue reading

US anti-narcotics expert tipped to be next Ambassador to Guyana

US anti-narcotics expert tipped to be next Ambassador to Guyana

Thursday, 31 July 2014 06:27 Written by  Demerara Waves

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Perry L. Holloway

A United States (US) diplomat, with considerable experience in fighting narco-trafficking in Latin America, is tipped to be his country’s next Ambassador to Guyana.

Perry L. Holloway who most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014, has been nominated to the US Senate for approval.

The White House quoted US President, Barack Obama as saying “I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”   Continue reading

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