Emphasized in Cuba New Call of Obama to Lift the Blockade Autor :Cuban News Agency, ACN / Fotografías de:-Publicado:14/01/2016 04:13:10 PM| 0 Opiniones
Cuban media broadcast the call that made the US Congress President Barack Obama to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island more than half a century.
Under the captions "Obama calls on Congress to lift the blockade of Cuba", newspapers, digital sites and radio stations highlight some important points raised by the president during his last speech on the state of the Union.
"Do you want to consolidate our leadership and credibility in the hemisphere? Recognize that the Cold War ended. Lift the embargo (blockade)," Granma quoted the current occupant of the White House, who, according to the publication, acknowledged the failure of 50 year attempt to isolate the Caribbean nation.
According to the Cubadebate website, Obama defended his decision in July to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, after half a century of rupture and confrontation between Washington and Havana.
The president said that the failure of the policy promoted under the premise of those days was what led him to "open the door and trade" with Cuba and recalled that the isolation policy of his predecessors hindered the relations of the United States with Latin America, added the site.
At the same time, the media of Caribbean country reported that Obama also called for the closure of the prison at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, a military enclave in eastern Cuban territory against the will of the people and government of the island.
According to the weekly Trabajadores, the President said that this prison "is expensive, unnecessary and only serves as a recruitment brochure for our enemies."
Obama returned to his old campaign pledge to close the detention center and so far has failed to comply, despite his repeated calls on Congress to join the effort, Cubadebate said on that subject.
Radio Rebelde, in turn, said that the head of state reiterated the request to lawmakers from both chambers gathered to hear his final State of the Union to end the blockade, pronounced the year the country will hold presidential elections.
Juventud Rebelde newspaper also noted that in his speech of just over an hour the president outlined the results of his management in 2015 and asked for support in parliament to carry out its strategy against the Islamic state.
At the same time, he drew a rosy picture of the future of the nation, contrary to the negative outlook of the Republican campaign, alluding to the good state of the economy and sustained job growth for more than 70 months, said the provincial newspaper Escambray .
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