At a joint news conference with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana, President Barack Obama said he would "welcome" criticism from President Castro on areas "he feels the work falling short" in U.S.-Cuban relations. Obama is making his historical visit to Cuba since the U.S. has reopened relations with the country.
"I actually welcome President Castro commenting on some of the areas where he feels where we're falling short because i think we should not be immune or afraid of criticism or discussion as well," Obama said Monday afternoon.
"Here's the one thing I do know," Obama said. "When I talk to Cuban-Americans..I think there is is enormous hope that there can be reconciliation, and the bridge that President Castro discussed can be built between the Cuban-American community and Cubans here."