An Inclusive Litany


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 15, 2002, reports on ex-President Jimmy Carter's visit to Cuba, in which he delivered a speech critical of Cuba's human rights record and lack of free elections:
Shayna Lewis, a 20-year-old exchange student from Wesleyan College in Connecticut, did not agree with Carter's remarks.

"It offended me slightly that he came in here and told the Cuban people that they should be just like the United States," she said. "I think Carter's definition of democracy is very strictly and legally defined. I would not agree that I have more of a voice than my Cuban classmates here. In the United States, to have your voice heard you need access to monetary means. Here it just happens."

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