Friday, April 17, 2009
Clinton admits Cuba policy failed
Friday, 17 April 2 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that US policy towards Cuba has failed, welcoming an offer to talk from the Cuban president.
She said the US was "taking a serious look" at how to respond to President Raul Castro's comments, which she called an "overture".
Mr Castro had said he was ready for discussions covering human rights, political prisoners and press freedom.
The US passed a law this week easing restrictions on Cuban Americans.
The move will allow Cuban Americans to visit relatives in Cuba and send money home more easily.
Correspondents say a series of exchanges between the US and Cuba suggest that both sides appear to be making efforts to find a way to end their 50-year stalemate. More >>>