A banner of Pope Francis overlooks the Port of Havana, Cuba on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.
A banner of Pope Francis overlooks the Port of Havana, Cuba on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com
A banner of Pope Francis overlooks the Port of Havana, Cuba on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. AL DIAZ adiaz@miamiherald.com

Obama takes ‘a sledgehammer’ to Cuba embargo

September 18, 2015 08:32 PM

UPDATED September 19, 2015 10:20 AM

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