The visit of US lawmakers to Cuba is postponed to April
- Submitted by: Camila
- Politics and Government
- 02 / 06 / 2015
Cuban government canceled a visit by US lawmakers until at least mid-April, including the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. The move raised questions about how willing or prepared is the Cuban government to receive investment from the United States.
Several delegations of legislators planned to visit the island this month, including Democrats and Pelosi of California, and Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake. Flake has proposed removing the ban on US travel to Cuba.
The government of Raul Castro tries to adjust to the renewed US interest in Cuba since he and Barack Obama announced in December that the two countries resumed diplomatic relations after five decades of estrangement.
US officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
The Interests Section of Cuba in Washington said that some of the tours will be held in the coming days, but others have been postponed. Pelosi's office has issued no comment yet.
A spokesman for the Cuban government, who demanded anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it publicly, said that Havana has received a lot of requests for permission to visit.
As a result, he said, the government is "doing the coordination to pick the best time for visits, so that everyone gets the attention they deserve in the midst of the many tasks facing Cuba right now."
Source: Diario de Cuba