DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

Jimmy Carter to Visit Cuba

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will travel Monday to Havana, Cuba, at the invitation of the Cuban government. During the three-day trip, which the Carters will undertake as private citizens, they will meet with President Raul Castro and other citizens "to learn about new economic policies and the upcoming Party Congress, and to discuss ways to improve U.S.-Cuba relations," the Carter Center said. Carter made his last visit in 2002, when he became the first current or former U.S. president to visit the Caribbean nation since 1928. On his last visit, he gave a speech denouncing the 43-year U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.