President Obama sends letter in first batch of US direct mail bound for Cuba in 50 years

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President Obama Sends Letter In First Batch Of US Direct Mail Bound For Cuba In Fifty Years

It's been 50 years since the U.S. stopped offering direct mail service to Cuba, but on Wednesday that changed.

Not only did a plane carrying a postal load take off for the island nation, among the letters was one President Obama penned to a woman who had written him not long ago.

In it, she tells the president how much she's looking forward to his March visit to Havana and invites him to stop by her Vedado place for a cup of Cuban coffee.

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President Obama sends letter in first batch of US direct mail bound for Cuba in 50 years
Refrigerator magnets are displayed for sale in a tourist shop, several showing images of U.S. President Barack Obama, at a market in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. President Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A taxi pedals his bicycle, decorated with Cuban and U.S. flags, as he transports a woman holding a sleeping girl, near the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A fighting rooster wearing a leash on its ankle waits in the sun for its owner in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A youth fishes by hand using fishing line on the shores of Regla, as commuters cross the bay by ferry to Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. People who fish here tend to catch small sardines and a fish known as "bonito." U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
An artisan who goes by the nickname Buby displays several refrigerator magnets of U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for sale at a souvenir shop in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. Obama is traveling to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A classic American convertible sits parked outside the National Theatre where U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to speak during his upcoming trip, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20 for a trip that will mark a watershed moment in U.S.-Cuba relations, making Obama the first sitting U.S. president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
A taxi driving a classic American car passes a billboard that reads in Spanish: "Long live free Cuba" in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. The trip will mark a watershed moment in U.S.-Cuba relations, making Obama the first sitting U.S. president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
A "quinceanera" poses during her photo session in front of the cathedral as tourists line up to enter the building, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Tourists walk next to an weathered old photo of Ernest Hemingway and Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A man enters a building that has a mural with the face of a woman, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
An elderly woman attends an outdoor Tai Chi session in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Workers repair the street in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A youth fishes by hand using fishing line on the shores of Regla, as commuters cross the bay by ferry to Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. People who fish here tend to catch small sardines and a fish known as "bonito." U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
The artisan called "Buby" displays several refrigerator magnets showing images of U.S. President Barack Obama, for sale in a tourist shop in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. President Barack Obama is traveling to Cuba on March 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Obama responded that he, too, is looking forward to the trip and, time permitting, he'll enjoy a cup of the country's namesake beverage.

The president is expected to plant his feet on Cuban soil on March 20, making him the first U.S. national leader to do so in about 90 years.

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