US-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island's human rights record

December 20, 2014 4:15 AM

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US-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island's human rights record

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening ceremony of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. To many exiles and their allies, Castro is a dictator who locks up dissenters and snuffs out political discourse. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. As often is the case, the truth lies somewhere in between. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, an opposition activist is detained by security officers before the start of a march, organized by the Women in White pro-democracy group, on International Human Rights Day in Havana, Cuba. The demonstrators where picked up by the police as soon as they arrive...

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