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  1. Sep 2016
    1. todos somos Americanos. 

      Obama is reiterating foundation of his speech, and that is Cuba and the US are united. He presents this statement in the late half of his speech and at the end of this paragraph emphasize that we are united despite our pasts.

    2. We've begun initiatives to cooperate on health and agriculture, education and law enforcement.  We've reached agreements to restore direct flights and mail service.  We've expanded commercial ties, and increased the capacity of Americans to travel and do business in Cuba.

      Obama uses parallelism here to convey that Cubans and Americans are united. He does so through the use of the word "we've" to show that strides toward cooperation have already been made.