For the first time in five decades, an American president has visited the island of Cuba. President Obama and his family arrived in Cuba this Monday in an effort to bridge the gap between the two countries. Throughout his visit, President Obama will meet with both government officials of the Castro regime and Cuban critics who have expressed concerns regarding the slow liberalization of the Cuban economy. Today, he toured the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, greeted by a large crowd of Cuban citizens. Many critics of the president, including Cuban-American Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Robert Menendez, feel that although the steps that have been made are positive, there has been little change by the authoritarian regime to show for it.