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Cuban FM denies changes in hostile US policy

Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Ministry (MINREX) on Tuesday reiterated that the US government keeps unchanged its unilateral measures against Cuba concerning the sending of family remittances or the reestablishment of migratory and consular services.

The Director of MINREX´s General Division for the United States Carlos Fernández de Cossío explained that Washington still bans the sending of remittances to Cuba and only announced that it was going to make a choice in this regard.

In addition, Mr. Fernández cleared out that the United States ‘has not yet reestablished immigration and consular services’, ‘simply announced that US diplomats could be accompanied by their spouses, and that it will hire some of these for work in the embassy.’

Speaking to Cubadebate, Fernández de Cossío assured that the US government has not offered Havana cargo flights to send humanitarian aid.

‘It simply granted licenses to two airlines to operate a very limited number of cargo flights between the two countries, while the general flight ban imposed in August 2020 remains in effect,’ he noted.

After nine months in the White House, President Joe Biden keeps unchanged the hostile policy and economic blockade his predecessor Donald Trump imposed on Cuba, despite the fact that during his electoral campaign he (Biden) vowed to change.

Some experts pointed out that President Biden ignores a great number of US people such as businessmen, artists, scientists, activists and politicians who demonstrate against the US blockade.

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