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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Canada to Aid Cuba

TORONTO -- Ending a 16-year moratorium on aid to Cuba, Canadian officials said the Caribbean nation would receive about $1 million in development funds and direct humanitarian assistance this year. "The Cold War is long over. The people of Cuba are suffering from food shortages brought on by economic crisis and Canadians want to help them," Foreign Minister Andre Ouellet said. Christine Stewart, secretary of state for Latin America and Africa, announced details of the program Monday at an economic conference in Havana. In her speech, Stewart described Canada-Cuban relations as "active and positive," but called on the Castro government to improve civil and political right