Jill Biden, vice-president's wife, visits Cuba

HAVANA (AP) " Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is visiting Havana in one of a series of high-level visits planned in the waning months of the Obama administration.

Biden, a teacher, was accompanied by State Department officials responsible for educational and women's issues. She visited a teachers' college and toured Havana's historic center and planned to attend a friendly game between the U.S. and Cuban men's national soccer teams later Friday.

The Obama administration is eager to bolster its detente with Cuba by sending high-ranking officials to Havana and welcome members of President Raul Castro's government to Washington. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman also visited Havana this week.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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