Cuba's Latest Prisoner Release Moves U.S. Relations Forward
Following Obama's December announcement, Cuba released dozens of political prisoners as a part of its deal to improve relations with the U.S.By Christian Bryant | January 9, 2015
There hasn't been a full-fledged reconciliation between the U.S. and Cuba just yet, but news this week that Cuba released dozens of political prisoners could be another step in helping re-establishing relations.
Cuba freed as many as 38 opposition activists this week, according to dissident groups like the Patriotic Union of Cuba, or UNPACU.
"We welcome Cuba’s decision to release a substantial number of prisoners whose cases were directly raised with the Cuban government by my team," President Barack Obama said.