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Marco Rubio urges John Kerry to meet with democracy leaders during Cuba visit

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is urging Secretary of State John Kerry to demand freedom and respect for the Cuban people during an upcoming visit to Cuba. Kerry is traveling to Havana on Friday to raise the American flag over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba. He will be the first secretary of state to visit the Communist island state since 1945. Rubio, a Republican 2016 presidential candidate, chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime,…

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Marco Rubio calls on John Kerry to meet with activists during Friday Cuba visit

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Cuban security forces rounded up around 90 protesters on Sunday, nearly half with the Ladies in White dissident group, and many of them wearing masks with the image of Barack Obama. They were released after four and a half hours in custody, according to the leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler. The crackdown came five days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to make his first visit to Cuba, eight months after Obama announced a diplomatic breakthrough with the…

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