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Reporting from Tobago, Washington and Port Of Spain, Trinidad -- Progress toward a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations gained unexpected new momentum Friday as leaders of the two countries signaled a willingness to open potentially historic talks on issues that have bitterly divided them since the early days of the Cold War.
President Obama called for a "new beginning" with the island nation, capping a surge of gestures fed by a Cuban President Raul Castro's declaration Thursday that his country "could be wrong" about its adversarial approach to its powerful northern neighbor.
The flurry of overtures represented the latest in the diplomatic choreography that began with the election of Obama, who has called for a new openness to Cuba, and who this week began easing rules governing contacts with the island.
Originally posted by jam321
I think it is time for the US and Cuba to let bygones be bygones. Restore relations and try to be good neighbors with each other.
Although this is a good gesture on Obama's behalf, I still don't buy that he would have done this if there wasn't a good reason to. I may be one of the few who believe there is a hidden agenda behind this. Otherwise a former President would have done this years ago.
Originally posted by Toadmund
reply to post by SLAYER69
Isn't that Hugo Chavez In the picture? President of Venezuela.
What does that have to do with Cuba?
Will US citizens be able to puff Cubans?
Is Obama befriending Hugo?
In Cuba It is Roeull Castro (or however the hell you spell it?) OK, It's Raoul Castro.
Is Obama befriending Raoul?
I'm confused here
[edit on 17-4-2009 by Toadmund]