Hillary's Globovision Comments on Cuba

Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Excerpt from yesterday's interview with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Venezuela's Globovison:
 
Q. The phrase "Freedom for Cuba and its people."  Do you think it is possible under the Castro regime?
 
CLINTON: As you know, we are committed to talks with the Cuban government on issues we consider important. 

For example, migration.  However, we have made it clear that there is not much more we can talk about with Cuba unless Cuba makes changes.

Political prisoners need to be freed.  There should be free and fair elections.

If you believe you are doing a good job for your people, convince them to vote for you in an honest, open and free election. 
 
So we are beginning a dialogue with Cuba, but making it very clear that we want to see fundamental changes in the Cuban regime.