Obama trip to Cuba, Argentina a golden opportunity to tackle mutual human rights shortfalls
US President Barack Obama’s historic state visits to Cuba and Argentina this week provide a golden opportunity to address some of all three countries’ main human rights challenges, said Amnesty International. Top concerns include the mistreatment of migrants in the USA, the lack of freedom of expression in Cuba and the repression of social leaders in Argentina. “If Presidents Obama, Castro and Macri fail to discuss their countries’ questionable human rights records and agree on meaningful steps to make substantial improvements, they will go down in history as the leaders who chose to ignore the suffering of millions instead of being the catalysts for change,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.
18 March 2016