U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Jamaica Wednesday night on the first of a three-day diplomatic initiative to the Caribbean.
Mr. Obama was greeted by Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in the capital of Kingston, in the first official visit to the island naiton by a U.S. president since Ronald Reagan in 1982.
Mr. Obama will meet with Ms. Simpson-Miller and other leaders of the 15-member Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, on Thursday.He will also address Jamaica's young leaders in a town-hall style meeting before leaving for Panama on Friday for the Summit of the Americas, where the President is expected to discuss human rights with Cuban President Raul Castro and members of Cuba's civil society.
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