Some of Michelle Obama’s Activities in Havana

The Obamas arriving to Havana on Sunday afternoon.
The Obamas arriving to Havana on Sunday afternoon.  Photo: Ismael Francisco/

HAVANA TIMES — US first lady, Michelle Obama, will speak on Monday with young Cuban students in Havana, where she arrived today accompanying her husband, president Barack Obama for their three day visit to Cuba. This is the first visit by a US president to the island in 88 years.

Also traveling with the presidential couple are daughters Sasha and Malia and Marian Robinson, the mother of the first lady.

The meeting of Michelle Obama with Cuban adolescent students will take place at the Cuban Art Factory, a popular space for leisure and culture in Havana, and coincides with the first anniversary of the “Let Girls Learn” initiative. Also participating will be some Cuban young people who have studied in the United States.

The first lady will speak to them on the importance of education for girls. She will ask them some questions from US students about what life is like in Cuba and exchanges that can be made between the two countries, advanced the White House.

The president and first lady launched in March 2015 the “Let Girls Learn” initiative with the aim of providing access to education to 62 million female children and adolescents worldwide who do not attend school due to financial, physical and cultural barriers to accessing education.

The first lady will also participate on Monday evening at the state dinner offered by Raul Castro at the Palace of the Revolution, the Cuban government headquarters.

On Tuesday Michelle Obama will participate in a ceremony of a gift to the people of Cuba at the Ruben Martinez public library.

9 thoughts on “Some of Michelle Obama’s Activities in Havana

  • A very worthwhile trip. Many Cubans now own private businesses and are assisted by money and expetise coming from relatives in the United States. Now families can visit whenever they want without the draconian one visit every three years under bush. Obama is loved throughout Cuba. It would be a mistake to go back to the failed policies of the past that Cruz would institute. We have full relations with China and Vietnam to the benefit of both of us. Cuba should be treated no differently and the embargo lifted entirely. There are far more repressive regimes than the Cuban including our good friends in Saudi Arabia and the family run Gulf states. The more open the contact the better off it is for all Cubans who have suffered so much under our misguided policies.

  • Yeah I’ve always been skeptical at some of the things I see my tax dollars going to pay for.

  • What does that have to do with Michelle, Mom, and kids tagging along on every state visit?

  • Way to pull out the race card! Well played.

  • Does anyone seriously think that this rapprochement will confer any benefits to anyone in Cuba other than the Castro brothers and their minions? They were pretty much at the end of their tyrannical dictatorship, and along came President Obama to bail them out and prop them up, replenishing their depleted finances and conferring the prestige of the American Presidency upon their sordid reign of terror.

  • Have you always been like that, or did you become one when a BLACK MAN became President? For shame!!

  • Actually, this is a historical time if you knew history. Happen to have waited 50 years for this day..Peace .

  • Gotta have the perfunctory and superficial participation by the first lady to justify the taxpayers paying for a vacay for herself, kids, and mom.

  • Too bad Obama’s presidency is soon over. World leaders, take note and learn by example.

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