White House does not discard Obama's trip to Cuba
US president Barack Obama does not discard a trip to Cuba, although that possibility is not among his immediate plans, said Monday a senior source in the White House, informs AFP.
White House spokesman said that there is "a diplomatic effort underway to try to normalize relations between the US and Cuba. And there is still an important diplomatic work to be carried out ".
Obama also said that the White House would boost the end of commercial and economic embargo imposed on Cuba 50 years ago, but efforts face strong resistance from the opposition Republican Party, which controls both houses of Congress.
In a historic gesture, Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro held a meeting at the Summit of the Americas, held last month in Panama.
According to Earnest, Obama “enjoyed the opportunity of a direct conversation with President Castro on additional steps" that White House wants to see on Cuban side, especially on human rights.