Thursday, March 17, 2016

Human Rights, Democratic Reform at the Top of Obama’s Agenda in Cuba, says Susan Rice 

Human rights and democratic reform will be at the top of US President Barack Obama’s agenda when he visits Cuba next week and meets with Cuban President Raúl Castro as well as civil society leaders of his choosing, and not those handpicked by Havana, according to US National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

“Our unwavering commitment to democracy and human rights will be plain,” Rice said.

“The message President Obama will deliver, privately and publicly, is simple: We believe the Cuban people, like people everywhere, are best served by genuine democracy when they are free to choose their leaders, express their ideas, and practice their faith,” US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said at the Atlantic Council on March 17. (Atlantic Council/Victoria Langton)

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