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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

President Carter, joined by his wife, Rosalynn,and President Castro, gives an unprecedented live speech broadcast on Cuban television.

Place: Havana, Cuba
Date: May 12, 2002
Credit: The Carter Center

In May 2002, President Carter, joined by his wife, Rosalynn, became the first former or sitting U.S. president to travel to Cuba since the 1959 Cuban revolution. In an unprecedented live speech broadcast on Cuban television, President Carter called on the United States to end an "ineffective 43-year-old economic embargo" and on President Castro to hold free elections, improve human rights, and allow greater civil liberties.

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