Life After Fidel

Cuba's Foreign Minister, Felipe Pérez Roque, on the U.S. embargo, Castro's succession, the OAS, Hugo Chavez and human rights.

Jim Creskey
Published: Wednesday, 10/05/2005 12:00 am EDT

"The blockade of Cuba," says Felipe Pérez Roque, Cuba's Foreign Minister, is the longest in history -- 45 years by 10 successive U.S. presidents. But, he admits, its end would pose a major challenge for Cuba and its leadership. Mr. Pérez, who was in Ottawa this week to meet with Canadian ministers Pierre Pettigrew, Jim Peterson and Aileen Carroll, spoke about the blockade and other hemispheric topics in an interview with Embassy.

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