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Human Rights in Cuba: Beyond the Veneer of Reform, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, July 11, 2019   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the July 11, 2019 hearing titled "Human Rights in Cuba: Beyond the Veneer of Reform," held before the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Albio Sires: "Thank you all to our witnesses for being here today to discuss the human rights situation in Cuba. As my colleagues know, this subject is deeply personal to me. I left Cuba and came to the United States when I was 11 years old. I am forever grateful that this country took me in. I work hard every day to represent each member of my district including the many first-generation immigrants who, like me, were forced to leave their home countries in search of a better life. For this reason, it is especially painful for me that despite great progress over the last six decades to improve quality of life around the world, the Cuban regime remains stuck in the Dark Ages. This is a government that continues to lock up those who speak out against it. It is a government that criminalizes the core freedoms that are the foundation of any democracy. It is a government that for sixty years has denied the Cuban people their rights to choose their own leaders." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carlos Quesada, Carlos Martinez De La Serna, and John Suarez.

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Serial No. 116-54
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2019
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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