Letters to the Editor

Cuban dissidents

I usually agree with Andres Oppenheimer’s assessments, but not his Aug. 16 column, Kerry failed to act on human rights in Cuba.

When relations are reestablished after a long period, the last thing one would want to do is put a thumb in their host’s eye, as hosting dissidents at the official flag-raising ceremony surely would have done.

The fact that Secretary of State John Kerry met with the dissidents in Cuba on the very first day that the embassy was officially open should show the administration’s concern for them.

To interpret this action otherwise is disingenuous and just plain sour grapes.

Dan Casale, Miami

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