Saturday, June 21, 2008

EUROPEAN UNION LIFTS SANCTIONS AGAINST CUBA

BBC - The European Union has lifted sanctions imposed on Cuba in 2003 in protest at the Cuban government's imprisonment of more than 70 dissidents. But EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said the EU would continue to monitor human rights conditions in Cuba. The sanctions' removal is largely symbolic but still a success for Raul Castro's new government, analysts say. . . Ms Ferrero-Waldner said the member states wanted to promote change in Cuba after Raul Castro took over as the head of government from his ailing brother, Fidel.

1 Comments:

At June 21, 2008 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if only the European Union would impose sanctions on the U.S. for its treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo.

 

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