We will Continue Working so Congress Eliminates the Blockade, Says Rev. Winkler.

NYC Havana Blog

Havana, Cuba, –  We will continue working with people of good will in the U.S. so Congress eliminates the blockade against Cuba and we normalize relations, said Reverend Jim Winkler, President of the National Council of Churches of that country (NCC).

It will take time and will need hard work, but we will make our voice heard. Remove the blockade is the right thing to do, he said in an interview with the Cuban press that recently traveled to Washington for the third round of talks between Cuba and the U.S.

Winkler, who has traveled to Cuba several times, most recently a few weeks ago, agreed to give his view on the change of direction of relations between the two countries.

He confessed to be among the surprised with the announcements of December 17: “…we have long worked for the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, but…

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