07 April 2009

Obama to Ease Restrictions on Cuba

All I can say is it's about time!!Those people have suffered for almost 50 years, enough is enough.

US Congress members in Cuba talks

Raul Castro has held talks with members of Congress in his first face-to-face meeting with US politicians since he became president last year.

State television showed Mr Castro talking to members of the delegation, which is in Havana to explore ways of improving US-Cuban relations.

Barack Obama is expected to ease some of the travel and economic restrictions imposed on Cuba nearly 50 years ago.

Failed policy

Last week, a bipartisan group of US senators introduced a bill that would allow all US citizens to travel freely to Cuba for the first time since 1962.

Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan said the policy had "failed for 50 years", adding that he believed it would win enough votes in the US Congress to pass.

But Republican Mel Martinez said the US should support pro-democracy activists, not "the Castro regime". (neocon Republicans who brought you the "War On Terror" and invaded Iraq on a lie LOL, they never change)

The US began imposing restrictions on Cuba after Fidel Castro took power in 1959, making it the only Communist state in the Americas - and a Cold War flashpoint.

His younger brother, Raul, formally took over the presidency from him in February last year.