During a rain-drenched memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, Barack Obama delivered a moving tribute to the late South African leader, telling tens of thousands of South Africans packed into a soccer stadium in Johannesburg that Mandela was “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”
But those words are getting crowded out in today’s coverage by something Obama did just before his speech. Ascending the stage to greet world leaders, the president extended his hand to none other than Cuban President Raul Castro.
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