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Cuba politics: Waiting for Obama

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution on January 1st, President Raúl Castro has made overtures to the USpresident-elect, Barack Obama. Seizing on Mr Obama’s statements on the campaign trail that he would be willing to meet with Cuban officials and consider loosening sanctions, Mr Castro has repeated a recent offer to meet on “neutral ground”. However, though Mr Obama is likely to ease some of the restrictions on US-Cuba economic and family ties, a more substantial revamping of the US’s trade and investment embargo on the island is not likely in the short term.Full Story

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