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Raul Castro had a testy response after a reporter confronted him about cubas political prisoners (businessinsider.com
President Obama and President Castro held a joint press conference following a meeting in Havana. When a American journalist from CNN, Jim Acosta, asked a question regarding political prisoners on the island. Castro denied that his country had any political prisoners.
“What political prisoners? Give me a name or names, or after this meeting is over you can give me a list of political prisoners and if we have those political prisoners they will be released before tonight ends,” said Castro.

Advocates immediately posted names. Two organizations that did is The Independent Cuban Commission on Human Rights and the Cuban American National Foundation.

The U.S. has shared several list of political prisoners with the Cuban government in the past, President Obama said in an interview Monday. One thing was clear and that is that both leaders have a different definition when it comes to human rights issues.

One thing was clear and that is that both leaders have a different definition when it comes to human rights issues.  Obama is on a three day visit in a effort to make progress on normalizing relations between the two countries.

Here’s the List! (Lista de Presos Politicos en Cuba)

As requested today by Cuban President, Raul Castro, the Cuban American National Foundation shared a list of 47 verified political prisoners.

List of the Current Cuban Political Prisoners.

The trip reflects a new era of engagement between the two nations, as Obama and Castro each expressed on Monday. “What we did for 50 years did not serve our interests or the interests of the American people,” Obama said during the joint press conference at the Palace of the Revolution.

Video from Inform 

 

Video from CNN via YouTube.com

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