We now know what American entertainers Beyonce and Jay Z were doing in Cuba last year.
President Obama today announced America will resume diplomatic ties with Castro's communist Cuba after more than 50 years of restrictions on travel and commerce in Cuba.
In a live press conference carried by all major news networks today, Obama announced he is authorizing the exchange of spies with Cuba. In addition, Obama will allow U.S. banks to open credit cards and debit cards in Cuba for the first time. Obama will also authorize Internet access in Cuba.
Obama thanked Pope Francis for negotiating the deal between Cuba and America to release American spies including, Alan Gross who has languished in a Cuban prison for 5 years.
Obama acknowledged he does not have the power to lift the 53-year-old embargoes on Cuba -- that would require a vote from Congress. But such limitations has never stopped Obama from pushing his policies in the past.
Calling the embargoes "outdated," Obama announced America is changing its relationship with Cuba because the embargoes have had little effect on the Castro regime.
The agreement lifts bans on Cuban cigars and other Cuban-made products favored by rappers such as Jay Z, Obama's ambassador to Cuba who visited the communist country recently with his wife, singer Beyonce.
"The policy changes make it easier for Americans to provide business training for private Cuban businesses and small farmers and provide other support for the growth of Cuba’s nascent private sector," Obama said.
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