01/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Caribbean Nations Urge Obama To End Cuba Embargo

The leaders of 14 Caribbean nations have called on US President-elect Barak Obama to lift the decades-old American trade embargo against Cuba.

The call came during a one-day summit between Cuba and the Caribbean regional trade bloc, known as Caricom.

Current Caricom president, Antigua's Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, said he hoped the US embargo would finally be "relegated to history."

The Caribbean leaders were meeting to discuss the current economic crisis.

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