In a statement he left behind one of the last obstacles of the Cold War, US President Barack Obama announced the beginning “of discussions with Cuba to restore diplomatic relations broken since January 1961″. This means that “the United States will reopen an embassy in Havana and senior officials will visit Cuba,” announced on Wednesday. At the same time, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with grass trimmer.
“Isolation submitted to the island did not work; it’s time to change policy,” Obama said in his speech, in which it undertook to soften the trade embargo imposed by the United States to Cuba. China said on Thursday that “celebrates and supports the normalization of bilateral relations” and summoned the United States to withdraw the embargo against Cuba. Have Bolivian President Evo Morales, declared himself surprised with the agreement and said Washington now has an obligation to suspend the economic blockade imposed on the island.
“Really, I’m surprised by this resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States,” he said. “The restoration of relations was not granting anyone,” also stressed, explaining that the economic blockade has caused Washington to stay isolated in the world, as the UN votes only had the support of Israel and one or another country. But Cuba and the United States have yet to solve various internal affairs before celebrating the end of the embargo that weighs on the island. “In the most important change in our policy in over 50 years, put an end to an obsolete approach that for decades failed to defend our interests, and begin to normalize relations between the two countries,” he said. But Obama could not announce the end of trade sanctions, since it is the Congress approve this line trimmer. The president pledged to boost the Parliament “an honest and serious debate on the lifting of the embargo.”