El gobierno cubano aseguró que Estados Unidos puede contar siempre con su disposición al diálogo binacional, pero lo impide la política de sanciones de Washington a la isla que se extiende por cinco décadas.


La directora del departamento de Estados Unidos de la cancillería cubana, Josefina Vidal , en declaraciones enviadas a medios de prensa extranjeros, salió al paso de los comentarios del presidente Barack Obama en el sentido de que el modelo de la isla es inservible y que los líderes cubanos deben cambiar de ideas antes de sentarse a charlar.


"Es lamentable que el presidente Obama continúe mal asesorado y mal informado sobre la realidad cubana y el sentir de su propio pueblo, que desea una normalización de nuestros vínculos (bilaterales)", expresó Vidal.


"Cuba es un país que cambia y avanza. Lo único que no ha cambiado en 50 años es la política de los Estados Unidos", indicó la funcionaria.


Estados Unidos mantiene un férreo embargo sobre la isla impuesto en la década de los 60 del siglo pasado presionando por un cambio en el sistema político cubano.


Además de aprobar fondos para actividades disidentes o no autorizadas en la isla, Estados Unidos impide a sus ciudadanos viajar a la Cuba so pena de multas y castiga a empresarios de terceros países que se atreven a negociar con la nación caribeña.


"Estados Unidos siempre podrá contar con la disposición del pueblo y el gobierno de Cuba para trabajar por el avance de las relaciones bilaterales", indicó la declaración de Vidal.


El presidente Raúl Castro indicó que estaba dispuesto a mantener un diálogo con Estados Unidos pero en el marco del respeto al modelo cubano; la Casa Blanca por su parte indicó que solo se avendría al diálogo si había cambios en la isla.


Medios de prensa estadounidense reportaron el miércoles una entrevista a Obama en la cadena hispana Telemundo y en la cual el mandatario indicó que espera que los líderes cubanos comiencen a reconocer su error. "una cosa es tener autos de la década de 1950 y otra cosa es cuando toda tu ideología política tiene 50 ó 60 años y está demostrado que no funciona", dijo.

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  • Just graduated doctors have their picture taken holding their diplomas after a graduation ceremony at the 'Karl Marx' theater in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • A man and a woman talk after their graduation as nurses outside the 'Karl Marx' theater in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • A Cuban man leaves on the back of a motorcycle driven by a friend after graduating as doctor at the 'Karl Marx' theater in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • In this picture taken July 6, 2012, Rogelio Alonso, 74, center, plows a piece of land using a pair of oxen in Los Palos, Cuba. Cuba grapples with having the oldest citizenry in Latin America, a phenomenon fueled by low birth rates and long life expectancies, plus the migration of young people and women. The government has already postponed the retirement age and is trying to create more homes and programs for the elderly, but still will have to handle the economic consequences of its increasingly graying population. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • Retired taxi driver Jose Miguel, 69, carries one of his dogs to hand to a tourist in old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. To supplement his pension Jose Miguel photographs tourists with his dogs. Cuba grapples with having the oldest citizenry in Latin America, a phenomenon fueled by low birth rates and long life expectancies, plus the migration of young people and women. The government has already postponed the retirement age and is trying to create more homes and programs for the elderly, but still will have to handle the economic consequences of its increasingly graying population.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • In this picture taken Aug 2, 2012, a couple dances at a senior center, that provides retirees with medical attention, meals and social activities, in Havana, Cuba. Cuba grapples with having the oldest citizenry in Latin America, a phenomenon fueled by low birth rates and long life expectancies, plus the migration of young people and women. The government has already postponed the retirement age and is trying to create more homes and programs for the elderly, but still will have to handle the economic consequences of its increasingly graying population.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • In this picture taken Aug 2, 2012, women dance at a senior center, that provides retirees with medical attention, meals and social activities, in Havana, Cuba. Cuba grapples with having the oldest citizenry in Latin America, a phenomenon fueled by low birth rates and long life expectancies, plus the migration of young people and women. The government has already postponed the retirement age and is trying to create more homes and programs for the elderly, but still will have to handle the economic consequences of its increasingly graying population.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • Cubans pose for a picture on a sidewalk in Guantanamo, Cuba, on the eve of the country's Revolution Day, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Revolution Day marks the July 26, 1953 rebel attack led by Fidel and Raul Castro on the Moncada military barracks. The attack is considered the beginning of the revolution that culminated with dictator Fulgencio Batista's ouster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • Bartender Alejandro Bolivar prepares a daiquiri to help fill a giant fiber-composite cocktail glass at El Floridita tavern in Old Havana, Cuba, Saturday, July 21, 2012. The event was staged to honor the 195th anniversary of the bar, which means "Little Florida" in Spanish and bills itself as the "cradle of the daiquiri." The giant cocktail also honored the 113 years since the birth of its most famous frequent customer, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway, of whom a life-sized sculpture sits barside. Legend has it that Hemingway, who took his daiquiris without sugar, once downed 13 doubles in one sitting. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

  • A boy jumps into the water at the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)