Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit

U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on March 21, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. "double standards," while also setting aside differences in pursuit of a "new day," as Obama called it.  

US President Obama visits Cuba

US President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday starting the three-day visit, the first by a US president in 88 years.

This historic visit is the culmination of a diplomatic opening announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014 , putting an end to an estrangement which was started when the Cuban revolution overthrew a pro-American government in 1959.