Top US negotiator in Havana doesn’t know if Obama’s policy will work, Cuban diplomats insist the country won’t change

Havana, Old Town 1950s Style Car passing Run-Down house. Source.

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in more than three decades said Friday that two days of talks on re-establishing full diplomatic relations had left her with no sense of whether the new U.S. policy of engagement would achieve its goal of generating reforms that benefit the Cuban people.

The Obama administration says the goal of its Cuban policy remains the same: creating more freedoms for ordinary Cubans. Cuban diplomats said throughout the negotiations in Havana that the U.S. needs to abandon hopes of using closer relations to foment change on the island.

Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson told reporters Friday that the talks had left her with no clearer idea of whether Obama’s new policy has good prospects of success.

‘It’s very hard to say exactly how this will work,’ Jacobson said. ‘We think that we need to make decisions in our own interest and take decisions that are to going to empower the Cuban people but the verdict on whether that succeeds is still to be made’…

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  • mauser 98

    duh.. Barrys policies do not work in US

    • Frau Katze

      Another failed Obama initiative. Shocker!

      • mauser 98

        Ms Katze.. Americans are arriving now in Cuba … things will change rapidly. $$$$
        say what you want …Cuba beaches are the beast
        Haiti used to be the best.. they destroyed them

  • Ron MacDonald

    Name one thing that Obama has started that has been successful?

    • WalterBannon

      that blow job he gave reggie love…

      • mauser 98

        one?

    • mauser 98

      nothing

    • luna

      Come on, he won two presidential elections, a Nobel prize, and he’s friends with Jay-Z. And since he’s half black your automatically not racist if you support him. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Brett_McS

    Well, that embargo sure got rid of the Castro regime quick smart. Oh wait. No it didn’t.

  • cmh

    i give it 3 yrs till the muslims begin agitating for special recognition etc., mosques all over the place, halal in schools….etc