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Cuba's President Raul Castro speaks during a television broadcast in Havana December 17, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama moved on Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, a shift the White House said was needed because the long-standing U.S. embargo against the communist-ruled island has failed to promote democracy and has hurt the Cuban people. Obama spoke on Tuesday to Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss the changes in a call that lasted nearly an hour. Castro was due to speak in Cuba at the same time as Obama. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4IFEV Enrique de la Osa/Reuters