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Secretary Gutierrez Statement on Human Rights Day

Washington (Dec. 10)—U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez released the following statement on Human Rights Day: “On Human Rights Day, it is important to remember the plight of the Cuban people, who live under a totalitarian dictatorship that has denied them human rights for almost half a century. The Castro regime prevents its citizens from having an elected and democratic government, freedom of speech andfundamentalhuman rights.” (More) (White House Fact Sheet)