Congress Rebuffs Proposal Easing Trade with Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 16 (acn) The
U.S. Congress rejected a legislative proposal
that would have made it easier for Cuba to buy foodstuffs from that
country, for which it is currently required to pay in cash and in
Prensa Latin reported.
Pressed by the ultra-right
Cuban-born deputies, the U.S. congressional
leaders agreed to drop the initiative presented by Jo Ann
Emerson to ease
Cuba’s payment methods for the purchase of food in compensation
elimination of a rider attached to the spending bill aimed at
travel and remittances to Cuba by Cuban-Americans to the level
former president George W. Bush in 2008, said PL.
In 2001, The U.S. Congress allowed food sales to Cuba after
affected the island severely, on the condition that it would pay
and in advance. The measure was an exeption on the U.S. economic
imposed against the island for almost 50 years.
On the other hand, following protests by organizations and
in the U.S. who overwhelmingly and strongly expressed their
unlimited travel to the Caribbean nation, the travel ban put
Republican congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, was dismissed.