State's Response to Raul

Monday, December 23, 2013
The United States government is open to forging a new relationship with Cuba when the Cuban people can enjoy the protection of their fundamental human rights and the ability to freely determine their own political future.
--Senior State Department official, in response to Cuban dictator Raul Castro's call for the U.S. to recognize and "respect" his totalitarian regime, AFP, 12/23/13