The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says leadership changes in Cuba and the United States offer a chance to "reevaluate a complex relationship marked by misunderstanding, suspicion, and open hostility."
Sen. Richard Lugar, of Indiana, says a change is needed because the 47-year-old embargo has proved ineffective in bringing democracy to the island.
His remarks appear in the introduction to a report by his senior staffer, Carl Meacham, who traveled to Cuba in January. The report, dated Monday, is scheduled to be distributed this week to Lugar's Senate colleagues...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Lugar calls for rethinking U.S. embargo against Cuba
Lugar calls for rethinking U.S. embargo against Cuba; USAToday; 23 Feb 2009.