US to Continue “Helping” Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 22 – The U.S. government will continue helping “those who are working for a positive change” in Cuba, affirmed Charles Luoma-Overstreet, spokesperson of the Department of State for Latin America.

The official said that the U.S. would continue promoting an improvement in the human rights conditions and greater freedoms for the Cubans, reported IPS.

Cuba considers such “assistance” as meddling in the internal affairs of the country and incompatible with normalizing relations with the island.

Eleven US administrations have maintained an economic blockade on Cuba and ordinary US citizens are forbidden by their government from visiting Cuba without special US Treasury Dept. permission.