Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez holds up the government's annual report on what Cuba loses due to the U.S. embargo, as he gives a news conference in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Bruno reiterated that the continuation, or ceasing, of the U.S. embargo depends on the U.S., not Cuba, but that talks between the two countries to normalize relations are on the right track.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez holds up the government's annual report on what Cuba loses due to the U.S. embargo, as he gives a news conference in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Bruno reiterated that the continuation, or ceasing, of the U.S. embargo depends on the U.S., not Cuba, but that talks between the two countries to normalize relations are on the right track. Ramon Espinosa AP
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez holds up the government's annual report on what Cuba loses due to the U.S. embargo, as he gives a news conference in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Bruno reiterated that the continuation, or ceasing, of the U.S. embargo depends on the U.S., not Cuba, but that talks between the two countries to normalize relations are on the right track. Ramon Espinosa AP

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