Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, March 13, 2003

A group of Cuban patriots are lobbying the EU to remove special advantages to Castro.

The dissidents include human rights activist Vladimiro Roca. They sent the request Wednesday to EU Development Commissioner Poul Nielson, who opened a new EU office in Havana earlier this week.

The dissidents say Cuba should be barred from the EU's Cotonou Agreement on the grounds that President Fidel Castro's administration violates human rights.

Some EU states, such as Britain and Sweden, say Cuba has not shown advances toward democratic reforms under President Castro.

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