Nancy Pelosi on Her Delegation’s Final Day in Cuba

Nancy Pelosi in Cuba.  Foto: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS
Nancy Pelosi in Cuba. Foto: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

HAVANA TIMES — US House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi concluded her last day of meetings in Cuba on Thursday, heading up a nine-member congressional delegation visiting the island. On Friday she issued a press release:

Pelosi Statement on Historic Congressional Delegation’s Final Day of Meetings in Cuba

Havana – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today made the following statement after the delegation from the House of Representatives to Cuba held meetings with Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, members of civil society, and the First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel:

“On our final day of meetings, the Members of our delegation met with Cardinal Jaime Ortega who expressed optimism about the actions taken by President Obama and President Raúl Castro towards normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations. We then met with civil society leaders, including entrepreneurs, artists, religious leaders and other advocates.

“Following a press conference, the delegation proceeded to our final meeting in Havana with the First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel. We engaged in a constructive dialogue about the future of our two countries and discussed how we could work together on agriculture, biotechnology and small business to our mutual benefit. All of the participants in the meeting agreed that a critical step towards normalization is the establishment of formal diplomatic relations.

“Our delegation expressed hope that Cuba will incorporate members of civil society in its delegation to the April 2015 Summit of the Americas and underscored the importance of respect for human rights. Vice President Díaz-Canel called for the lifting of the embargo and removal of Cuba from the States Sponsors of Terrorism list. Overall, the Members of our delegation viewed the meeting as positive, respectful, and hopeful for our two nations.”


7 thoughts on “Nancy Pelosi on Her Delegation’s Final Day in Cuba

  • Aren’t those the ones favored by Clinton?

  • There are not that many socialists, communists or anarchists in the United Snakes.
    Probably some 95% would say she’s just fine and were she a Republican the same would apply.
    She loves imperialism and capitalism and all things totalitarian .
    What’s not to love?

  • I headr she brought back four boxes of Cohiba ” Monica A ” cigars which are the largest in Cuba a 10 inches !!! What resorts and hotels did she stay at ?

  • WTF? She is without a doubt the most powerful woman in Congress. If having power is a basis for being loathed, you may have a point, but I don’t think so. She is my Representative and I can tell you that in her own District she can do no wrong. I think you are way off base with your comment.

  • Hmm, what is the basis for this extreme statement? Is she allegedly loathed for something beyond her political position? Actually, she is widely admired by colleagues from both major parties for her unusually adept political skill, hence her continued minority leadership of the House even after the recent elections. In the Bay Area she is widely revered. From Wikipedia: “…the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She is the only woman to have served as the House Speaker and to date is the highest-ranking female politician in American history.[1]”

  • It would serve Cuba well if no mention is ever made about N. Pelosi as she is loathed by millions and millions of Americans.

  • How many world class Cigars and Rum did she pack away in her diplomatic bag?

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