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March 22, 2016 6:09 am

Obama Publicly Embarrasses Castro on Political Prisoners During Live Press Conference

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President Obama and Cuban strongman Raul Castro. Photo: White House.

President Obama and Cuban strongman Raul Castro. Photo: White House.

ABC – In a joint press conference following meetings in Havana [on Monday], President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro clashed on the issue of human rights in Cuba.

When Obama raised his objection to arbitrary imprisonments of Cuban dissidents, a practice that human rights groups cite as a major hurdle to the freedom of expression in Cuba, Castro denied that his country has any political prisoners.

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