Next steps in US-Cuba ties: lift trade embargo

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Next steps in US-Cuba ties: lift trade embargo

For Cuba’s 11 million people, the average monthly wage is around 17 dollars a month. Cubans believe the U.S. trade embargo is unfairly penalizing their people.

Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez says his first priority in the new relationship with Washington is to get the embargo lifted. CCTV’s Jessica Stone filed this report from Washington.

Next steps in US-Cuba ties: lift trade embargo

Next steps in US-Cuba ties: lift trade embargo

For Cuba's 11 million people, the average monthly wage is around 17 dollars a month. Cubans believe the U.S. trade embargo is unfairly penalizing their people.Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez says his first priority in the new relationship with Washington is to get the embargo lifted. CCTV's Jessica Stone filed this report from Washington.

More details:

  • U.S. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to lift the blockade. The U.S. spends millions on blocked television and radio signals to the island and has lost billions in trade with Cuba.
  • Members of both parties in Congress, however, say the trade embargo must stay in place until Cuba changes its human rights and property rights policies and becomes more democratic. Meantime, the latest polls in the United States show that 59 percent of American people now support the lifting of that embargo.

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