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Obama Urges Congress to Take Next Step, Lift Cuba Embargo

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Obama on Ties With Cuba: This Isn’t Merely Symbolic

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President Barack Obama urged Congress to follow his decision to reopen the American embassy in Havana by lifting the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

“We don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” Obama said on Wednesday at the White House. “Americans and Cubans alike are looking to move forward. I believe it’s time for Congress to do the same.”