US Groups Urge Obama To Further Loosen Cuban Embargo

Thursday, 12 August 2010


A coalition of U.S. business, academic and other groups have urged President Barack Obama to respond to Cuba's recent release of political prisoners by reversing remaining travel restrictions imposed by former President George W. Bush. "Mr. President, this is an important moment. We ask you to take bold steps to reverse decades of counterproductive policies toward Cuba, and we pledge our support," the groups said in a letter to Obama on Monday. The groups sending the letter included the National Foreign Trade Council, the National Tour Association, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Center for Democracy in the Americas and the Washington Office on Latin America.

Click here to read the full article.