Cuban president Raúl Castro and US president Barack Obama meet in Panama on 4-11-2015
(Worthy News)-- Reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy, President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to reopen their embassies this summer and restore full diplomatic ties over vehement objections from lawmakers in both parties of Congress, the Washington Times reported.
"This is a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people and begin a new chapter with our neighbors in the Americas," Mr. Obama said at the White House. "This is what change looks like."
The president also called on Congress to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba, a move that many lawmakers in both parties are resisting. He said public opinion in both countries favors such a move. --Source
Obama on opening of Cuban embassy: 'This is what change looks like'
Obama ready to fight over U.S. ambassador to Cuba
Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.