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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
U.S. Scholar Says Washington’s Blacklisting of Cuba is Irresponsible and Dishonest
Havana, Aug 8.- The co-director of the Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE) organization, professor Maria Isabel Alfonso, described the presentation to the American people of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism as irresponsible and dishonest.
In statements to Prensa Latina news agency, Alfonso, who is a Modern Languages professor at the New York-based Saint Joseph’s College, criticized the recent blacklisting of the island by the U.S. State Department and said it was an action that distorts the reality of the Caribbean nation.
The founder of the organization that promotes the normalization of US-Cuba commercial and diplomatic relations said thatU.S. President Barack Obama inherited this situation from previous administrations, since 1982, and that if Obama is re-elected as U.S. President he should seriously consider the proposal recently made by Cuban President Raul Castro and agree to a broad dialogue on all issues concerning relations between Havana and Washington.
The Professor stated, “Cuba is not considered a terrorist country or a threat in the official documents of any country’s foreign ministry, and the United States must adopt a minimum level of responsibility about its blacklist and put aside its pacifying politicking towards the Cuban American right-wing circles, which only brings the discredit of Washington before the world.” (ACN-RHC)