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As Obama and Castro meet, Cuba says embargo threatens full relations (+video)

UNITED NATIONS — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez warned Tuesday that the embargo on his country poses a serious impediment to fully restoring relations with the United States, saying that the Obama administration’s steps so far haven’t amounted to “substantial changes” to the Cold War-era restrictions.

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Cuba’s Castro lashes out at superpowers in first UN address (+video)

UNITED NATIONS — Cuban leader Raul Castro used his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly to lash out at the international body, saying Monday that member states have failed to produce much beyond an “illusion” of the human rights, justice and development promised in the charter.