Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Democrat Menendez blasts Obama for caving on Cuba relations

Cuban-American US Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, is highly critical of President Obama's move to normalize US relations with communist Cuba.

From a statement posted on his website:

“Today’s policy announcement is misguided and fails to understand the nature of the regime in Cuba that has exerted its authoritarian control over the Cuban people for 55 years. No one wishes that the reality in Cuba was more different than the Cuban people and Cuban-Americans that have fled the island in search of freedom. In November, the Cuban Commission for Human Rights & National Reconciliation (CCHR) documented 398 political arrests by the Castro regime. This brings the total number of political arrests during the first eleven months of this year to 8,410. This is a regime that imprisoned an American citizen for five years for distributing communications equipment on the island.  Releasing political prisoners today in Cuba is meaningless if tomorrow these individuals can be arrested again and denied the right to peacefully pursue change in their own country."

Read the full statement at the link below:

Newsroom | Robert Menendez-US Senator for New Jersey

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