World News – CA – Cuban President recognizes U of BidenS election victory


HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential elections, tweeting that his government recognized that « the people of the United States have chosen a new management « 

« We believe in the possibility of constructive bilateral relations respecting each other’s differences, » read his tweet, reflecting widespread hopes on the Communist-ruled island for an improvement in the US- Cuban relations under President-elect Biden, without naming him

US incumbent President Donald Trump disentangled much of his predecessor Barack Obama’s detente with Cuba in 2014-2016, instead reverting to a decades-old policy of seeking to strangle its economy in order to force change democratic

The Trump administration has tightened restrictions on US travel and remittances to Cuba and authorized shipments of Venezuelan oil to the island

The administration has also made it more difficult for Cubans to visit families in Florida by reducing its Havana embassy to a reduced staff and closing the consular section following mysterious illnesses among its diplomats

During the campaign, Biden ensured he would quickly reverse Trump’s Cuba policies that « have inflicted damage on the Cuban people and have done nothing to advance democracy and human rights. man »

And a senior foreign policy adviser to Biden told Reuters on condition of anonymity last week that the Democrat would « overturn rulings that separate families, limitations on family travel and remittances » if he won the White House

But the adviser added that if the new president wants to « empower » the Cuban people, « we cannot go back to January 2017 »

President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, Joe Biden, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Iran), Havana

News from the world – CA – The President of Cuba recognizes Biden US electoral victory


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