Thursday, July 19, 2007
Cuba-US Trader Knocks Bans on the Island
Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban-American businesswoman in Havana censured trade and travel bans on Cuba by the government of US President George W. Bush, and explained they harm the US economy as well.
In statements for Granma daily, Maria Conchita Mendez, official of the Alabama port, lamented that US politicians are the ones who oppose beneficial exchange with Cuba.
Mendez, who attended the recent business round between Cuban and US firms, pointed out that Washington's official bans have reduced sales to Havana that are valuable to improve the situation of sectors in crisis.
"Bush's rhetoric does not match reality, and compassion toward Cuban families does not exist", she said referring to prohibitions on the acquisition of Cuban biotechnological products that could save lives.