22 U.S. Code § 6061 - Policy toward transition government and democratically elected government in Cuba
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Policy toward transition government and democratically elected government in CubaThe policy of the United States is as follows:
To encourage the Cuban people to empower themselves with a government which reflects the self-determination of the Cuban people.
To recognize the potential for a difficult transition from the current regime in Cuba that may result from the initiatives taken by the Cuban people for self-determination in response to the intransigence of the Castro regime in not allowing any substantive political or economic reforms, and to be prepared to provide the Cuban people with humanitarian, developmental, and other economic assistance.
(5) In solidarity with the Cuban people, to provide appropriate forms of assistance—
to facilitate the rapid movement from such a transition government to a democratically elected government in Cuba that results from an expression of the self-determination of the Cuban people; and
To encourage other countries and multilateral organizations to provide similar assistance, and to work cooperatively with such countries and organizations to coordinate such assistance.
Not to provide favorable treatment or influence on behalf of any individual or entity in the selection by the Cuban people of their future government.
To be prepared to enter into negotiations with a democratically elected government in Cuba either to return the United States Naval Base at Guantanamo to Cuba or to renegotiate the present agreement under mutually agreeable terms.
To assist a democratically elected government in Cuba to strengthen and stabilize its national currency.
To pursue trade relations with a free, democratic, and independent Cuba.
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