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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:03 AM

Castro to Trump: Cuba doesn't need 'lessons' from the US

Source: The Hill




BY MAX GREENWOOD - 07/14/17 10:56 PM EDT

Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday blasted President Trump's reversal on some Obama-era policies intended to thaw relations with the island nation, saying that Cuba does "not need to receive lessons from the United States" on human rights issues.

"We reject the manipulation of the topic of human rights against Cuba, that can be proud of much in this area, and does not need to receive lessons from the United States nor anyone," Castro told the country's National Assembly, Reuters reported.

Trump announced last month that he was "canceling the last administrationís completely one-sided deal with Cuba" in hopes of putting pressure on the country's repressive government. But Castro said Friday that Trump's policy shift announced last month would ultimately fail to spark regime change in Cuba. He also accused the president of ignoring popular opinion in the U.S. and pandering to a small number of people.

The Cuban leader said that he was open to warmer relations with the U.S., but said that neither side "should have to make concessions inherent to one's sovereignty and independence."



Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/international/342146-castro-cuba-does-not-need-to-receive-lessons-from-the-united-states

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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:29 AM

1. I am sure Donny was one of the people who motivated Cubans to revolt

Turn Havana into playground for rich and spoiled people (like Donny) while right outside the city, people faced daily repression and brutal conditions from Batista.

Our 1% created the conditions for the Castro regime.

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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:56 AM

2. If Obama had anything to do with it, it has to go

And they probably won't let him build a Trump hotel there.

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