Can the USA be trusted as a sincere partner?

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

by Trevor Brown

Recent moves by the USA regarding their relationship with Cuba, has raised the perennial question as to their trust-worthiness in international relations. This comes against the background of the December 2014 announcement of rapprochement between the  states and subsequent high level meetings of officials  aimed at paving the way for normalisation of relations; a meeting  between  Presidents Raul  Castro and  Barack Obama at OAS summit  in April  and on May 30th and the removal of Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation which is more suited for the authors of this ‘rogues list’ than Cuba, who should not have been there in the first place.

Now in June 2015, there comes the report that instead of their Appropriations Committee approving funds for the establishment of a US Embassy in Cuba, which should be a logical expectation and outcome of the recent diplomatic…

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