Cuba Study Group Calls for Relaxing EmbargoFebruary 22, 2013 | | Print |
HAVANA TIMES — The Cubaencuentro website revealed a press release on Thursday from the Cuba Study Group, asking the US government to “relax the embargo” on Cuba by repealing of the Helms-Burton Act.
Entitled “Restoring Executive Authority Over US Policy Toward Cuba,” the document considers that such laws “deny the US the flexibility to respond quickly and strategically to changing events in Cuba as they occur.”
The paper proposes a series of immediate measures that the executive can take with its authority over licensing concessions to secure and expand the free flow of information and resources on the island.
The statement maintains that the Helms-Burton Act has failed to secure international sanctions and that it has proven itself unsuccessful in promoting change on the island.