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Cuba said that Obama's promises on the island have "gone beyond the rhetoric"

Trinidad : Cuba | Apr 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM PDT
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Cuba accused the U.S. government of Barack Obama for not having gone from "rhetoric" in its Cuba policy change announced at the Summit of the Americas in 2009, just days before the new appointment continental Colombia .

The policy of the United States remains "stuck" despite Obama ads in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009, says an article published in the official newspaper "Granma". Although not invited to the summit today, Cuba has become one of the great themes of the date this weekend in Cartagena de Indias.

The newspaper recalls the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009, in which the newly elected Obama spoke of seeking new relationships with the countries of Latin America and Cuba, at odds with the United States for over half a century.

"During that meeting, the recently opened new U.S. president spoke of willingness to seek a" new beginning with Cuba "(...) and move bilateral relations in a new direction. But not for lack of movement or initiatives on the Cuban side, the policy of the United States remains stuck at the same point, "according to" Granma ".

The absence of Cuba at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena de Indias of this weekend on the continent caused controversy in recent weeks.

On all countries of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) pushed for Havana is invited to the hemispheric forum in which the island has never participated. After a hint boycott the summit block, only Ecuador has announced that it will eventually go to Cartagena in solidarity with Cuba.

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The Obama administration was the only publicly rejected an invitation to the island to attend the summit, according to Washington reserved to members of the Organization of American States (OAS) with leaders "democratically elected".

"Granma" also accused the U.S. of an "aggressive policy" with Cuba and to use"classical language of the Cold War." Promises of change Obama's Cuba policy has not "gone beyond rhetoric," the newspaper .

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