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LIGNET: Cuba Trying to Distract From Death of Dissident

By Newsmax Wires   |   Friday, 03 Aug 2012 11:34 AM

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A Roman Catholic nun holds a portrait of Cuban opponent leader Oswaldo Paya during his funeral on July 24, 2012 at Cristobal Colon cemetery in Havana. Paya, a winner of the Sakharov human rights prize who challenged the island's communist regime for decades, died in a car accident on July 22, 2012. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)
Cuban President Raul Castro said last week he would welcome discussion with the United States as long as it was “between equals.” But the real aim of his comments was likely to distract from the mysterious death of Catholic dissident Oswaldo Paya, whose rental car went off the road last month, instantly killing the internationally known human rights activist who has been the biggest thorn in the side of Communist Cuba for three decades.

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