"I think Obama understands this and I believe we can advance (together). I think that Obama has the conditions to make this inflection, especially if we analyse the Cuba issue. There is no reason to continue the Cuba blockade. I know it isn't an easy thing, but we have to take important step to democratize our relationship with the USA and the USA with Latin America.
"I was impressed with his clarity about the magnitude of the (current financial) crisis, clarity about the responsibility of the USA and the need to establish a consensus between the G20 countries to take the necessary measures to resolve this crisis."