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Bob Menendez
Don't trivialize Cuba's human rights abuses
Don't trivialize Cuba's human rights abuses

Dan Rodricks' comments about the prospects for "fly fishing for tarpon" as a result of President Barack Obama's unilateral decision to restore ties with Cuba trivialize the human rights abuses that have taken place there for the past 50 years ("A breakthrough for U.S., Cuba and fishin' the flats," Dec. 17). The sad part is that Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, the outgoing chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, is described as being "among the sharpest critics" of the Obama policy. He called on the incoming Republican majority to hold hearings "on this dramatic and mistaken change of policy." Greg Jarosinski, Ellicott City