US, Cuba to broach human rights Tuesday

Delegations from the United States and Cuba meet for closed-door talks at the Convention Palace in Havana, on January 22, 2015Cuba said it will hold talks Tuesday with the United States on human rights, one of the most delicate issues pending in their historic rapprochement, insisting that both sides’ records should be scrutinized. Washington and Havana have held three rounds of talks since they announced on December 17 that they would resume relations after more than five decades of enmity, but so far they have not broached the sensitive topic of human rights. “This demonstrates Cuba’s readiness to address any issue despite our differences,” he told journalists.

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