Jesse Jackson says US should end embargo on Cuba
HAVANA (AFP) - US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson urged the United States to end its decades-old sanctions regime on Communist Cuba, official media said on Sunday.
Jackson made the remarks at Ebenezer Baptist church in Havana's Mariano neighbourhood, the official news agency Prensa Latina reported.
The United States has had a full economic embargo clamped on Havana since 1961. The US sanctions have outlived the Cold War and have not brought down the Communist Cuban government now led by President Raul Castro, 82.
The United States has said that when Cuba has multiparty elections, it will engage with that government. But the current Cuban government rejects any suggestion of a multiparty system.