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Ending the Cuba embargo: How Caricom can help

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Observer- WE welcome the latest call by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) for an end to the 54-year-old United States embargo on Cuba.
But even as we acknowledge the correctness of the position, we must admit that Washington has, over time, softened its policies toward Havana, especially after former President Fidel Castro stepped aside and transferred power to his brother, Raul, in 2008.
The younger Castro, too, has made some concessions, gradually implementing economic reforms and lifting travel restrictions, among other measures designed to open up the Cuban economy.

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