Cuban Economic Changes Encourage Debate on US Blockade
Havana, Nov 21 (RHC) An article posted in The New York Times reads that ongoing economic transformations in Cuba, particularly the development of self-employment, is encouraging debates on the US economic, commercial and financial blockade of the island.
Cubans living on the island and those abroad are calling for a closer examination of the issue, because a better relationship with the United States could step up ongoing economic changes, the article explains.
Many people have been asking President Barack Obama to look to the future and update Washington’s policy on Cuba, according to the article signed by journalist Damien Cave.
The Times recognizes the limitations facing Obama to take action without the support of the US Congress and, the article also says that the Helms-Burton Law stipulates that the US blockade can only be revoked when Cuba has a government docile to Washington.
But according to US analysts, Obama still can take action if he has political will to take advantage of some possibilities offered by the licenses and regulations of the Treasury.