Obama: change in US policy of Cuba marks new era of relations with Latin America

Apr 11, 2015 by

Obama: change in US policy of Cuba marks new era of relations with Latin America
 
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 11 (acn) US President Barack Obama said at the Summit of the Americas that his administration’s policy towards Cuba marks the beginning of a new era in relations with Latin America.
 
In his statements at the forum ‘s plenary session, Obama said that the nations must get rid of all arguments and added that he asked the US Congress to lift the over-50-year US economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.
 
If the US-Cuba bilateral dialog keeps advancing there will be progress despite deep differences, said the President and noted that this change in US policy represents an inflection point towards the whole region, and that this change is accompanied by a compromise with the Americas.
 
In his speech he focused on relations between the United States and Cuba and their impact on the region, Obama made a commitment to develop new energy sources that help counter climate change, address the US migration system and solve other problems.
 
The United States looks to the future said Obama and admitted the imperfections of his country in terms of human rights. He also called for an alliance with Latin America on equal grounds and mutual respect.

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