Hemingway's grandson urges renewal of U.S. ties with Cuba
Published November 18, 2014 EFE
The time has come for the United States to restore normal relations with
Cuba, Ernest Hemingway's grandson said here Tuesday.
"I think it is important that the diplomatic relations are
re-established," John Hemingway said during a press conference in
Washington organized by the Latin America Working Group to advocate
normalization with Cuba in the interest of improving cooperation on
marine conservation and other environmental issues.
"I believe these two countries need to finally recognize each other and
do things in a normal fashion," he said.
The United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 amid
growing tensions with Fidel Castro's revolutionary government. In late
1962, Washington imposed a broad economic embargo on the Communist-ruled
John Hemingway visited Cuba in September in the company of his brother
Patrick to mark the 60th anniversary of their grandfather's Nobel Prize
"Cuba has been ignored by the U.S., which is amazing, because it is the
biggest island in the Caribbean, with 11 million people, and we aren't
doing anything, pretending that it is not there," John said of the
country where Ernest Hemingway kept a home for many years and which was
the setting for "The Old Man and the Sea."
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