Caribbean nations urge US to lift 'senseless' Cuba embargo

Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Browne (R) is welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro at the Revolution Palace in Havana, on December 7, 2014Caribbean leaders urged the United States to lift its 54-year-old “senseless” embargo against Communist-ruled Cuba on Sunday as they convened in Havana for a regional summit. The summit — bringing together the 15 CARICOM member states and Cuba — aims to increase trade and cooperation within the group and with Cuba. “We continue to stand with Cuba on the United States embargo against Cuba,” said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who chairs CARICOM. The meeting, along with Cuba’s invitation to the Summit of the Americas in Panama in April, signals “the full integration of Cuba into the Western Hemisphere,” said Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran.

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