December 10, 2013
Just How Big a Deal Is the Obama-Castro Handshake?

During a rain-drenched memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, Barack Obama delivered a moving tribute to the late South African leader, telling tens of thousands of South Africans packed into a soccer stadium in Johannesburg that Mandela was “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”
But those words are getting crowded out in today’s coverage by something Obama did just before his speech. Ascending the stage to greet world leaders, the president extended his hand to none other than Cuban President Raul Castro.
Read more. [Image: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters]

Just How Big a Deal Is the Obama-Castro Handshake?

During a rain-drenched memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, Barack Obama delivered a moving tribute to the late South African leader, telling tens of thousands of South Africans packed into a soccer stadium in Johannesburg that Mandela was “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”

But those words are getting crowded out in today’s coverage by something Obama did just before his speech. Ascending the stage to greet world leaders, the president extended his hand to none other than Cuban President Raul Castro.

Read more. [Image: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters]

  1. siminimal reblogged this from siminimalways
  2. grendelwulf reblogged this from theatlantic
  3. bvxi reblogged this from theatlantic
  4. sandmtntexan reblogged this from theatlantic
  5. siminimalways reblogged this from theatlantic
  6. danielapmartins reblogged this from theatlantic
  7. keep-calm-and-conjugate reblogged this from theatlantic
  8. vronalisasworld reblogged this from theatlantic
  9. hungry-mouth reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Wouldn’t be surprised if people start going around again saying Obama is a communist.
  10. verbish reblogged this from theatlantic
  11. byappointmentonly reblogged this from theatlantic
  12. saycheesemaody reblogged this from diasporadash
  13. shookdicewitlarrybird reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    viva castro
  14. everblues reblogged this from diasporadash
  15. hearts-at-dawn reblogged this from talesofthestarshipregeneration
  16. mrpresidentblog2040 reblogged this from theatlantic
  17. argusofinsight reblogged this from theatlantic
  18. witchsistah reblogged this from talesofthestarshipregeneration
  19. agelaius reblogged this from theatlantic
  20. ho0zy reblogged this from talesofthestarshipregeneration and added:
    The same people ‘mourning’ the loss of Mandela as a fad are the same ones outraged at this shit, COMPLETELY unaware that...