Human RIghts

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

Cuba's government has signed two key international human rights treaties that Fidel Castro long opposed.
But, the government says it had reservations about some
provisions and is accusing the United States of impeding the Cuban
people's enjoyment of their rights.
Fidel Castro was still president when Cuba announced December
10th that it would sign the accords on civil, political and
economic rights. At the time, he asked government television to
re-air his objections in case Cubans had forgotten his opposition.
The formal signing came four days after Fidel's younger brother,
Raul, permanently replaced him in the presidency.
Whether the signing by Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque marks
a turning point for human rights on the communist island nation
remains to be seen.


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  • by Glenn Location: Thomasville on Feb 29, 2008 at 03:04 AM
    I read a report yesterday that the United States had more of it's citizens incarcerated per capita than any other country in the world. And we want to accuse other countries of human rights violations? That is like the United States not wanting Iran to have a nuclear bomb when we are the only country that has ever actually used one on civilians. Kinda like mom and dad telling you not to smoke while puffing on a cigarette. I am a red blooded American citizen, but we need to clean up our own backyard first, before we accuse others.
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