The US and Cuban presidents have met in Havana in a historic meeting where they pledged to put aside the differences that have divided their countries for decades. Barack Obama welcomed what he called a "new day" in relations between the two countries. But President Raul Castro was forced to defend Cuba's record on human rights.

President Obama is in Cuba starting March 20, 2016. It is the first time a sitting US President has visited the island since 1928. This video QuickTake explains the thaw in the US-Cuba relationship.