Brazil prez: Blogger’s travel for Cuba to decide
Jan 31, 2012, 6:24 PM
HAVANA (AP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says her country acted properly in granting a visa to a dissident Cuban blogger, but says it’s an internal Cuban matter as to whether blogger Yoani Sanchez is allowed to leave the country.
Rousseff says it’s not her place to raise human rights concerns during a visit to the island. She met with Cuban President Raul Castro on a trip focused on trade and cooperation.
Rousseff says “he who throws the first stone has a roof made of glass. We in Brazil have ours.”
Rousseff spoke Tuesday to Brazilian journalists accompanying her on a tour of Cuba and Haiti. Her comments were reported by state news service Agencia Brasil.
Lack of official permission has prevented Sanchez from making other trips abroad.
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