HAVANA (TIP): The head of the US chamber of commerce said on May 20 the time had come to start a new chapter in relations between Cuba and the United States. “For too long, the relationship between our nations has been defined by our differences and shackled by our past,” Thomas Donohue said on a visit to the communist-run country.
“It does not have to be that way. It’s time to begin a new chapter in US-Cuban relations. And the time to begin is now.” Washington has had an economic embargo clamped on Cuba since 1962, and the two have never moved off a cold war footing in their ties.