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No Leader is Interested in the Rights of Cubans

No Leader is Interested in the Rights of Cubans / Hablemos Press,
Eduardo Herrera
Posted on May 18, 2015

Hablamos Press, Eduardo Herrera, Havana, 16 May 2015 — In recent weeks,
meetings between Raúl Castro and various heads of state have attracted
the attention of national and international public opinion.

During his visit to Algeria, Castro met with Abdelaziz Buteflika, who at
78 years of age has been of his country for 16 years. Later,
Castro travelled to Russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the
Second World War.

Throughout those days of celebration, Castro had exchanges with Vladimir
Putin, with whom he committed to continuing the deep relationship that
unites the Cuban Revolution with Russia.

Castro then continued on to the Vatican, where he conversed with Pope
Francis and expressed gratitude for the Pope’s mediation to promote the
reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S.

Raúl completed his tour in Rome, where he met with Italian Prime
Minister Matteo Renzi and, during a press conference, said, “One must be
respectful of others’ ideas, even when they do not coincide with ours.”
He also referred to the rights of all peoples to self-determination, and
to the reopening of relations with the U.S.

Upon his return to Cuba, Castro received French President Francois
Hollande, whose visit had generated great expectations of demands for
substantial changes in the Island’s politics and respect for civil
rights. But apparently, the French leader chose to speak only about
business relations.

In sum, there were many conversations with world leaders, including of
democratic countries such as and Italy.

Yet, none of these leaders has taken into account the reality of the
Cuban people who, it would seem, will go on not knowing what is,
and unable to be happy.

Thus, a form of slavery will continue to be legitimized, even in the
21st Century.

Translated by: Alicia Barraqué Ellison

Source: No Leader is Interested in the Rights of Cubans / Hablemos
Press, Eduardo Herrera | Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/no-leader-is-interested-in-the-rights-of-cubans-hablemos-press-eduardo-herrera/

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