Cuba Agrees to Release 52 Political Prisoners

The largest prisoner release by communist authorities in decades.


On the heels of the United States' lifting of the Cuba travel ban, Cuban authorities have agreed to release 52 political prisoners. The decision was made after talks in Havana that involved officials from Spain and the Roman Catholic Church. Five prisoners are expected to leave jail soon. The rest will be freed in the next few months. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, who is in Havana, said the move "opens a new era in Cuba." You think?

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