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US and Cuba moving towards a ‘new begininning’

NZHerald

11:03AM Saturday Apr 18, 2009

Cuban president Raul Castro. Photo / AP

Cuban president Raul Castro. Photo / AP

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Trading their warmest words in a half-century, the United States and Cuba are building momentum toward renewed ties, with President Barack Obama declaring he “seeks a new beginning” – including direct talks – with the island’s communist regime.

As leaders of the Americas gathered for a summit in this Caribbean nation, the head of the Organisation of American States even said he’ll ask his group to invite Cuba back after 47 years.

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