From the smoke and mirrors department: despite “normalizing” relations with Cuba, Obama continues economic blockade for another year.
U.S. President Barack Obama renewed on Tuesday for another year the Trading with the Enemy Act, extending the economic blockade originally imposed on Cuba more than 50 years ago.
“I hereby determine that the continuation for one year of the exercise of those authorities with respect to Cuba is in the national interest of the United States,” Obama said in a statement.
Comment: Backstabbing lying idiot.
The restrictions will remain in effect until Sept. 14, 2017.
In Dec. 2014, Obama announced the normalization of relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostilities. The two countries reopened their respective embassies in July 2015, but the blockade remains in effect.
The law maintains the economic embargo on the island, which ultimately can only…
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