U.S.-Cuba Relations in Post-Cold War World

The subcommittee heard testimony on relations between the U.S. and Cuba following the end of the Cold War. Assistant Secretary of… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on relations between the U.S. and Cuba following the end of the Cold War. Assistant Secretary of State Aronson testified on Cuba’s relations with the Soviet Union, still Cuba’s main ally and supplier of arms. Assistant Secretary Aronson said Cuba continued to receive weaponry and financing from the Soviet Union, amounting to approximately $3.5 billion in domestic and military aid annually. Assistant Secretary Aronson said Cuba was the only country in the Western Hemisphere that was not a democracy, and said Cuba continued to fund the F.M.L.N., a terrorist group in Central America. He noted Fidel Castro, leader of Cuba, had made no indication that democracy would be welcomed in Cuba anytime soon. He also indicated that U.S. economic aid to the Soviet Union, as stated by President Bush and Secretary of State Baker, may depend in part upon the amount of Soviet assistance to Cuba. The subcommittee planned to hold future hearings on U.S.-Panama relations and alternative views on U.S.-Cuban relations from members of Cuban-American groups. close

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U.S.-Cuba Relations in Post-Cold War World

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19037-1
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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 12, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 13, 1991

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  • Jul 12, 1991 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 12, 1991 | 8:48am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 1991 | 3:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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