Add this one to the list of firsts under the Obama Administration. From HuffPo:
The White House made history on Monday. And it wasn’t just by loosening travel and remittance restrictions for individuals looking to reach out to family members in Cuba.
When Dan Restrepo, President Barack Obama’s senior adviser on Latin America, addressed the Spanish-language media in their native tongues, he is believed to have been the first person to speak a language other than English during a White House briefing.
I wrote about the new changes to Cuba policy a few weeks ago, so you can see my thoughts on that post.
I appreciate that the White House’s interaction with the press corp is beginning to reflect the bilingualism of our country, but also the world.
h/t to Tanya