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Obama says normalization offers best chance to influence Cuba 19 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON - Normalized relations with Cuba will give the United States its best chance to influence the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Friday, and he urged Congress to ease the U.S. economic embargo against Havana. | Video

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