WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — More than 70 percent of Hispanic citizens living in the United States favor the restoration of diplomatic relations between this country and Cuba, a survey reported.
The poll, conducted nationally by the Florida Atlantic University (FAU), also showed that 68 percent approve bilateral trade.
This survey illustrates that a vast majority of the Hispanics favor the improvement of relations between both countries, a process in which diplomatic ties are a first step, said Kevin Wagner, an expert of the Initiative for Economic Surveys and Businesses at FAU.
In the country’s southern territories, including Florida, about 60 percent of Latin citizens is in favor of increasing trade with Cuba, while nationally, nearly 49 percent of those consulted states they are willing to visit Cuba.
Cuba’s President Raul Castro and U.S.’s Barack Obama, announced on December 17, 2014 the decision of restoring diplomatic relations and start a process towards the normalization of bilateral ties, severed by Washington for more than 50 years.