Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 222

In the midst of a four-nation tour of Latin America, Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov charged yesterday that U.S. trade sanctions against Cuba are undermining what he described as "significant" democratic and economic reforms in the Communist-ruled country. Referring specifically to the Helms-Burton Act, which last year tightened U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Primakov said that "we share and support the criteria of the majority of Latin American (governments) who condemn" the act. (AP, November 25)

Russian Naval Officer Arrested on Treason Charge.