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Pope Benedict XVI is conducting mass today Havana. Yesterday he met with Cuba’s president, Raul Castro. Today he’s scheduled to meet with his brother, Fidel. The Pope’s three day visit comes at time when Cuban leaders seem to be signaling change: for the first time since the communist revolution private property can be bought and sold legally and 130 prisoners were recently released, but earlier this week, in response to the Pope’s call for a “better society”, Cuba’s economic minister said, "in Cuba, there will be no political reform".
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Mauricio Claver-Carone, executive director, Cuba Democracy Advocates
Wayne Smith, senior fellow, Center for International Policy
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