President Obama Makes Historic Visit to Cuba, Trump Supporters Charged With Assault

 

Barack Obama: ‘Change is going to happen in Cuba’-BBC News

 President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday for a three-day visit making him the first US president to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution. On Monday, a joint press conference was held for President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro.  Before the press conference the two leaders met to discuss the 54-year-old US trade embargo on Cuba.This embargo has hindered the Cuban economy for many years. At the press conferenced, Raul Castro defended Cuba’s views on human rights, “We defend human rights, in our view civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are indivisible, inter-dependent and universal,” Castro said. President Obama declared that eventually the trade embargo would be lifted on Cuba,  “The reason is what we did for 50 years did not serve our interests or the interests of the Cuban people,” Obama said.

Trump Supporters Charged With Assault for Rally Attacks-CBS News

Two Trump supporters have been charged with misdemeanor assault and another supporter was charged with assault for attacks on Trump protestors at Trump rallies. Tony Pettway sucker-punched and then stepped on the Trump protester he knocked to the ground at a Trump rally at the Tucson Convention Center. The man he punched and kicked Bryan Sanders described the attack, “A guy grabbed the sign out of my right hand and sucker punched me.Then he got on top of me and hit me several time,” Sanders said. Trump supporter Linda Rothman was also charged with misdemeanor assault at the Trump rally at the Tucson Convention Center. Also, at a Trump rally in Fayetville, North Carolina Trump supporter John Franklin McGraw sucker-punched a Trump protester being escorted out of the rally. McGraw was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.  The TV program “Inside Edition” reported that after the rally McGraw said, “He deserved it. The next time we see him, we might have to kill him.”

North Korea Fires Short-Range Projectiles, South Korea Says-CNN

North Korea fired five short-range projectiles from the country’s east coast on Monday, South Korea reports, only days after the nation fired off ballistic missiles. The projectiles flew 124 miles in the direction of the sea east of the Korean Peninsula the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Since February, North Korea has fired 15 various projectiles on four different occasions. The launches are in response to South Korean and US joint military exercises that are the largest military drills the two countries have ever conducted with 300,000 South Korean troops and at least 17,000 troops from the United States.