On the first day of the Durban II Conference, I interviewed a member of the Cuban delegation to the conference about human rights. Here are a couple of the excerpts. A link to the full interview is below.
Jamie Weinstein (JW): Do you think they should have exchange of ideas in Cuba? Do you think they should open up the press?...
Cuban Rep (CR): Yea, yea. All the time. We are open to, because we have to improve our difficultiesâ€¦
He then backtracks and claims the U.S. media was controlled by President Bush.
Towards the end of the interview I ask him what policy differences he has with Fidel Castro.
JW: What are the polices that you think Fidel Castro, during you life time, has done that are negative? You might agree with him mainly, but give me a few of his negative polices.
CR: Negative polices?
JW: About Fidel Castro.
CR: I cannot tell you.
JW: You can't think of any. [Sarcastically] He's just that good.
CR: [Serious] He's good. [...]
JW: You're telling me you cannot think of any difference? Is that right?
CR: I don't have any difference.
You can watch the entire interview here (part 1) and here (part 2).