Bid to lift trade embargo stirs hope in Cuba

Obama asks Congress to repeal trade ban as he sends top delegation to Havana to re-establish diplomatic relations.

    President Barack Obama has called for the US trade embargo on Cuba to be lifted in his State of the Union address. The most senior US delegation is to travel to Cuba since 1961, when John F Kennedy was in the White House. The talks are expected to focus on future trade deals and making travel to and from Cuba easier.

    As Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Havana, hopes are high for real change.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.