According to the Tampa Bay Times, the presidential hopeful spoke about Cuba’s current status in an interview with Fusion TV’s Jorge Ramos.
“I think it has propped up the Castro’s because they can blame everything on the embargo,” she told host Jorge Ramos. “You don’t have freedom of speech, you don’t have freedom of expression, you know, you’re still having political prisoners, everything is blamed on the embargo.”
Clinton has made similar statements in the past about her stance on Cuba. While she isn’t ready to go to Cuba just yet, she and President Obama have worked towards resolving an issue with a political prisoner who is spending time behind bars in the country.
“I would like to see us move toward normalizing relations eventually and therefore more Americans back and forth,”she said. “That’s something president Obama did and I supported the first term. We do have our own political prisoner in Cuba, Alan Gross, a man who’s been, you know, thrown into prison and not being given a chance to come home to his family so I’d like to see that resolved. And I would like to see us move toward ending the embargo and trying to, by our example, by commerce, by all kinds of visits, you know, help the Cuban people have a different future.”
“It was accurate but we are so successful and we’re so blessed by the success we’ve had and my husband has worked incredibly hard,” Clinton said. “What I worry about is not my family. I worry about other families in our country who feel like they’re running in place.”