Monday, August 19, 2002

shopping in cuba

The first American brand food to be sold directly from the US to Cuba since 1961 arrived at Havana on Sunday:
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to lift restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and to allow U.S. financing of food sales to Havana, among other embargo weakening measures, with the Senate expected to adopt similar legislation later this year.
Forty-one years is a long time. I know that while there is a growing group of people willing to end the embargo, there are still those who want to see it continue. But, I can't see change happening, and improved relationships between the US and Cuba without an end to the trade barrier that's been in place for so long.

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