CUBA: Letting Go

Castro offers to unlock the jails

We just want the U.S. to do its moral duty," declared Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose own sense of moral vision sometimes veers in strange directions. But last week in Havana, as he met with 75 mostly U.S.-based Cuban exile leaders, the dictator seemed to have something humanitarian in mind. He promised to release about 3,000 Cuban political prisoners currently languishing in his jails if the U.S. would agree to accept most of them as refugees. In addition, he pledged an easing of travel restrictions to bring together...

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