HAVANA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban official daily Granma on Friday
accused U.S. President Barack Obama of repeating the "irrational" Cuba policies
of his predecessors.
Since Obama took office in January, the U.S. government has imposed
sanctions worth more than 365,000 U.S. dollars against Cuba, said Granma in an
"This reaffirms the null will from the White House to eliminate an
irrational policy, which is condemned by almost all the nations of the world,"
"The change announced by Barack Obama does not have much to do with the
U.S.-Cuba ties ... as well as with the embargo that the U.S. administrations
have kept (against Cuba)," said the article, describing the 47-year-old U.S.
embargo against Cuba as a form of "genocide."
Since the victory of the Cuban revolution in 1959, the U.S. administrations
have invariably adopted a hostile policy toward Cuba. The United States severed
relations with Cuba in 1961 and has imposed economic blockade and restrictive
measures on trade with Cuba since 1962.