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Hillary Clinton: End the Cuban embargo



Hillary Clinton, in an interview with Fusion airing tonight, repeats her call to end the Cuban embargo.

"I think it has propped up the Castro's because they can blame everything on the embargo," she told host Jorge Ramos. "You don't have freedom of speech, you don't have freedom of expression, you know, you're still having political prisoners, everything is blamed on the embargo.

"I would like to see us move toward normalizing relations eventually and therefore more Americans back and forth. That's something president Obama did and I supported the first term. We do have our own political prisoner in Cuba, Alan Gross, a man who's been, you know, thrown into prison and not being given a chance to come home to his family so I'd like to see that resolved. And I would like to see us move toward ending the embargo and trying to, by our example, by commerce, by all kinds of visits, you know, help the Cuban people have a different future"

Ramos: "Are you interested in a Nixon moment going to Cuba?" Clinton: "You know, some day I'd like to go to Cuba. I would someday, yes"

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:48pm]


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