Honoring Mandela, Obama Shakes Hands with Castro


Unplanned exchange before Mandela eulogy was seen by millions on live TV.


Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro at Mandela memorial (via AFP)

President Barack Obama on Tuesday shook hands with Raul Castro, leader of America's Cold War foe Cuba, in a rare gesture at the memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela. Obama offered the handshake before taking the stage to eulogise Mandela…


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