Monday, December 08, 2014

Caribbean nations urge US to lift 'senseless' Cuba embargo

Monday, December 08, 2014 | 7:36 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) — Caribbean leaders urged the United States to lift its 54-year-old "senseless" embargo against Communist-ruled Cuba on Sunday as they convened in Havana for a regional summit.

The summit -- bringing together the 15 CARICOM member states and Cuba -- aims to increase trade and cooperation within the group and with Cuba.

"We continue to stand with Cuba on the United States embargo against Cuba," said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who chairs CARICOM.

"I call on President (Barack) Obama to lift that senseless, that senseless embargo now," he added at a welcoming ceremony at the airport.


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