Since 1928, no U.S. President had traveled to Cuba â€” until this week. On Sunday, President Obama boarded Air Force One and blazed a new trail for the U.S.-Cuba relationship as he arrived in Havana. This historic trip has ignited excitement from Americans and Cubans alike. People across the world have taken to social media to express their excitement for the journey using #CubaVisit. There are deep ties and bonds between the American people and the Cuban people. These posts reflect some amazing personal stories from Cuban Americans, citizens who've experienced a visit to Cuba, and the incredible significance of the President's trip.
“More Americans are visiting Cuba than at any time in the last 50 yearsâ€”Cuban-American families; American students, teachers, humanitarian volunteers, faith communitiesâ€”all forging new ties and friendships that are bringing our countries closer.”-President Obama announcing a new chapter with Cuba in February 2016
Simone Leiro is an intern in the Office of Digital Strategy.