OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

CUBA - U.S. DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

U.S. blockade remains in effect

Since December 17 of 2014, the Obama administration has taken a series of steps to modify the implementation of the blockade, but the impact has been minimal thus far

Obama calls on Congress to lift the blockade of Cuba

This Tuesday January 12, the President of the United States again called on Congress to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba, imposed for over half a century

Josefina Vidal assures that Cuba and the U.S. have made progress

Delegations from the two countries have been meeting in Washington since December 14, to negotiate issues regarding civil aviation. Significant progress has been made and they are close to reaching a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of regular flights

Cuba and U.S. resume direct postal services

Both parties agreed to re-establish direct postal services between the two countries through a Pilot Scheme which will be implemented over the coming weeks, with the hope of eventually establishing a permanent system in the future