Raul Castro says he'll discuss embargo with Obama

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 December 2008

from the Associated Press

Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters he's willing to discuss the 50-year-old U.S. trade embargo against Cuba with President-elect Barack Obama.

After arriving in northeastern Brazil for a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders, Castro said he'd discuss the blockade that prohibits nearly all U.S. commerce with the island if Obama wants to.

The Cuban leader also said Monday that it's becoming more difficult to isolate Cuba and that the summit that starts Tuesday could result in a declaration condemning the blockade.

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