While President Barack Obama said efforts at engagement rather than isolation should encourage reform in Cuba's one-party system, his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro rejected that idea today, telling his nation's National Assembly "we must not expect that in order for relations with the United States to improve, Cuba will abandon the ideas that it has struggled for." [Full Story]
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