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Cuba-US Update

Spring shoots in US-Cuba trade?

The ongoing thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba has led to a modest level of new air and sea passenger traffic between the two countries. But the all-important US economic embargo is still in place.

The historic visit to Cuba by Barack and Michelle Obama from 20 to 22 March this year was a key event in diplomatic terms. But the US economic embargo on Cuba, which only Congress can rescind, is still in place.

Both President Obama and his Cuban opposite number, Raúl Castro, want the embargo lifted, and Mr Obama even went so far as to declare during his visit that “the embargo is going to end”, although he could not say when.

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