Pelosi Statement on Death of Fidel Castro

Nov 28, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the death of Fidel Castro:

“The death of Fidel Castro marks the end of an era for Cuba and the Cuban people.  After decades under Fidel's doctrine of oppression and antagonism, there is hope that a new path for Cuba is opening.

“In recent years, we have seen both the opportunity and the responsibility to break free of the past and build new bonds of friendship.  With the bold leadership of President Obama, the U.S. and Cuba have already taken historic steps toward a new, forward-looking relationship between our peoples.  We are hopeful this progress will continue under the new Administration.

“Still, we meet this day with clear eyes. Generations of Cuban political prisoners, democracy activists and families suffered under Fidel Castro's rule.  In their name, we will continue to press the Cuban regime to embrace the political, social, and economic dreams of the Cuban people.”

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