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Cuba Calls Trump’s New Cuba Policy a “Grotesque Spectacle”

HeadlineJun 20, 2017

Cuba has responded to President Trump’s announcement Friday that he is reversing the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and reimposing travel and trade restrictions. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez called Trump’s speech a “grotesque spectacle” and promised that Cuba would never extradite Americans who have received political asylum in Cuba, such as Assata Shakur.

Bruno Rodríguez: “Regarding the so-called fugitives from the U.S. in Cuba, I can reaffirm that, in the use of the national laws, the international law and Latin American tradition, Cuba has granted political asylum to fighters for civil rights from the U.S. Of course, these persons will not be returned to the U.S. There is no legal, political or moral basis to claim to these persons.”

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