President Obama is more than willing to give Cuba each of the three demands, the only question is the timing for giving up GITMO – and the number of billions we give them.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that ♦ the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, ♦ lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and ♦ compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.
Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the U.S. are working toward full diplomatic relations but “if these problems aren’t resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn’t make any sense.”
Castro and President Obama announced on Dec. 17 that they would move toward renewing full diplomatic relations by reopening embassies in each other’s countries. The two governments held negotiations in Havana last week to discuss both the reopening of embassies and the broader agenda of re-establishing normal relations. Continue reading