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Raúl Castro

First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba
In our view, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are indivisible, interdependent, and universal.

Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz (born 3 June 1931), usually referred to as Raúl Castro, is a Cuban politician and a revolutionary, who has been First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba since 2011. He was a rebel commander among the forces led by his brother Fidel during the 1950s.

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  • There are profound differences between our countries that will not go away. We hold different concepts on many subjects, such as political systems, democracy, the exercise of human rights, social justice, international relations, and world peace and stability. We defend human rights. In our view, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are indivisible, interdependent, and universal. We find it inconceivable that a government does not defend and ensure the right to healthcare, education, social security, food provision, development, equal pay, and the rights of children. We oppose political manipulation and double standards in the approach to human rights.
    • On Cuban and U.S. relations in an address at a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in Havana, Cuba (22 March 2016)[1]

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