Obama says he will visit Cuba to normalize relations

Granma also published, the announcement of the visit of the American president to Cuba, on 21 and 22 March, has provoked reactions from various political analysts.

Professor at the University of Texas and an expert on Latin American and US policy, Arturo Lopez-Levy, believes that Obama’s trip is recognition of Cuban nationalist resistance against the blockade.

He states that the stay of the Head of White House can accelerate the removal of the financial sanctions and states that the Treasury Department still has much to change in terms of their fines to foreign banks.

Lopez-Levy says Washington can create a general license authorizing the use of the dollar in transactions with Cuba.  For its part, the director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, Eric Langer, said that “this decision is a great first step in the new US relationship with Cuba in particular, but also with the rest of Washington the nations of Latin America.”

Despite the positive steps taken Obama, remains intact the economic, commercial and financial blockade, the full establishment of bilateral trade has not occurred, remains in force the Cuban Adjustment Act and the funds are still available to finance programs subversion against Cuba.

Source: Radio Rebelde.

Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez


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