Videoconference on Immigration Reform Undertaken by the Cuban Government

HAVANA TIMES Apr 30 — Immigration reform in Cuba was the subject of a videoconference linking officials of the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with invited participants at the First Meeting of Cuban Residents in the US, reported the EFE news agency.

Emigrants asked about the possibilities of investing in Cuba, which would be an opportunity for them in the current “updating” of Cuba’s socialist economic system.

“We know that many people are looking forward to the reform announcement but we must all understand that these are complex issues involving multiple changes and the legal system,” said Dagoberto Rodriguez, the deputy minister of the Foreign Ministry, speaking by video-link to the 120 Cuban-Americans in attendance.

The meeting, organized by the Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C., was not open to the press in the US and had generated protests among opponents to the Cuban government, added EFE.