President Barack Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in 90 years
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President Barack Obama and the First Family touched down in Cuba on Sunday, kicking off the first leg of their landmark trip to the island nation.

Joined by wife Michelle Obama, as well as daughters Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson, President Obama will use the trip as a first step in further normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Rachel Robinson, the wife of the late Major League Baseball Player Jackie Robinson, and her daughter Sharon Robinson also joined the Obamas on Air Force One for their trip.

The Obamas will spend part of their time touring historic Havana, as well as visit the city’s Cathedral, where they’ll greet Cardinal Ortega.

In addition, the President, will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, and attend a baseball game between the country’s national team and the Tampa Bay Rays.

The First Lady will further hold her own meetings, including with high school-age female Cubans as part of her Let Girls Learn initiative. She’ll ask the women questions provided by U.S. students through Discovery Education about life in Cuba.

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On Thursday, the entire family will travel to Argentina, where they’ll meet with the country’s new president, Mauricio Macri, in Buenos Aires.