Cuba Foreign Policy Rania Khalek

VIDEO: Cuba’s Foreign Minister: US Hostility Towards Cuba Hurts Both Countries

BT's Rania Khalek talks with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez.
Cuban politician Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla at the extraordinary meeting of the member countries of the Community of Latin American States, 2017. Presidencia El Salvador, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

By Rania Khalek / BreakThrough News

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez sat down with BT’s Rania Khalek following the UN General Assembly to discuss why so many countries oppose the U.S. blockade, how U.S. official hostility towards Cuba hurts both countries and his own personal history volunteering in the liberation struggle of Angola against racist apartheid.

Rania Khalek
Rania Khalek

Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. Her work has also appeared at The Grayzone, The intercept, Truthout, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Al Jazeera, The Nation, Salon, AlterNet, Vice and more.


  1. In the beginning the US/Cuba was political. Today, the opposition is with any country that impacts the economic interests of the US enforced by the “washington consensus”, IMF and WB. Cuba’s ability to survive and thrive is a sore point in US foreign policy. This is why the US won’t join any program where it does not have veto powers

  2. I do admire Brave Little Cuba.
    What that tiny country has done is amazing.
    They wiped out illiteracy with the Each One Teach One reading program.
    Free Medical Care for Everyone.
    Things we the Mighty Rich U.S. have not been able to accomplish.

    1. A paradisiacal family autocracy. Perfect dictatorship of 63 years. A unique single party democracy.
      Go live there and enjoy the “amazing” benefits. Maybe you”ll change your mind.

      A big hug…..

  3. The US blockade is self defeating and counter productive.
    The Communist rule in Eastern Europe unraveled after opening to the West, allowing western movies and TV shows and tourists.
    Nothing undermined the Communist dogma more than seeing the “exploited” western workers driving better cars as the communist nomenklatura

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