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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 06:10 PM

Raul Castro: Cuba won't compromise sovereignty to normalize US relations

Source: Reuters


President said Cuba hopes to continue to repair relations but made it clear that Trump administration should not expect concessions affecting independence

Reuters in Havana
Wednesday 25 January 2017 16.30 EST


Ral Castro has said Cuba hopes to continue to normalize relations with the United States but made it clear that the Trump administration should not expect concessions affecting the countrys sovereignty.

Before taking office, Donald Trump threatened to torpedo the still fragile detente between the former cold war foes unless a better deal could be struck, without providing details. His aides have said current policy is under review.

Cuba and the United States can cooperate and live side by side in a civilized manner, respecting our differences and promoting all that is of benefit for both countries and people, Castro said in his governments first remarks since Trump became president on Friday.

But it should not hope that to achieve this Cuba will make concessions inherent to its independence and sovereignty, he said, in a speech to a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in the Dominican Republic broadcast live on Cuban television.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/25/raul-castro-cuba-sovereignty-us-relations-donald-trump

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 06:14 PM

1. I promise you, any progress made on Cuba-US relations

just went down the tube with shit fer brains as pres. He will fight the cold war all over again. Mostly by himself.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 06:15 PM

2. He won't have to. King Con intends to sabotage them as quickly as he can.

He's probably looking up Luis Posada Carriles as we speak.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 06:51 PM

3. True! He could easily give a new life to the assassins & lunatics everyone hoped were dying out! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 06:56 PM

4. I'm sure his buddy Narco Rubio is advising him to do the very thing.

Presumably without the small-handed insults.

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