US to Press Cuba on Human Rights, Basic Freedoms

April 07, 2015 04:24 PM
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President Barack Obama is expected to discuss human rights with Cuban President Raul Castro and members of Cuba's civil society during the Summit of the Americas in Panama April 10-11. As the two nations work to re-establish diplomatic ties after more than five decades, many are watching to see whether Havana will loosen its grip on fundamental freedoms at home. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas reports.