The National Press Club asks Kerry to demand freedom of information in Cuba
The National Press Club (NPC) of the United States has asked John Kerry that press freedom and the spread of Internet access be a priority in talks with Cuba.
Secretary of State will meet with members of the opposition throughout the day, although there is no date for dealing with issues related to fundamental rights, even though they are on the US agenda.
For the president of the NPC, John Hughes, "promoting freedom of the press and information must be a cornerstone of the new policy of the US government in Cuba". To this "it is hard to imagine that human rights, working conditions and corruption are improving in the country if there is no public confirmation by a reasonably free press."
"Therefore, the US should use all the tools at its disposal, including diplomatic and economic, to support unrestricted reporting and dissemination of information in Cuba," Hughes said.