HAVANA TIMES — Berta Soler, the head of Cuba’s Ladies in White organization, declared that “every negotiation process requires concessions from both parts. However, the United States has given everything while Cuba has offered nothing (…) They haven’t set down any conditions and we’re already seeing the results of this. No dissident was invited to the embassy reopening ceremony.”
“Following a decision stemming from pressures applied on Washington by the Cuban government, Cuba invited over 500 people to the official reopening of the US embassy in Havana. Everyone is entitled to invite who they please to their own home, which is why it’s a little disquieting this isn’t the case in the home of the United States in Havana. It is yet another demonstration of the pressure Cuba is applying on the US to keep us out of the loop. They’re only going to invite some civil society representatives to a more private function at the residence of the US ambassador in Cuba,” said Soler.