Framed in Culture – President Obama delivers an historic speech in Havana

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Video (no audio) begins at approx. 31:32 with the seating of the distinguished guests including Cuba’s President Raul Castro, and Cuba’s prima ballerina Alicia Alonso. U.S. President Barack Obama’s v/o introduction in English begins at approx. 41:19 (with audio). Transcript of full speech on TIME magazine website.

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