Mixed Signals from Washington

HAVANA TIMES, March 11 – The US Congress just approved a bill that could be the beginning of some movement on its time-worn Cuba policy. However, nearly at the same time it was announced that the Lactalis American Group, Inc., affiliate of Groupe Lactalis of France, was being fined US $20,950 by the US Treasury Dept. over transactions related to Cuba or Cuban interests. The tentacles of the nearly half-century US blockade on Cuba are designed to asphyxiate the island’s economy.