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Exclusive Interview: Sen. Marco Rubio Talks Cuba, Budget and Health Care
Posted By Rob Bluey On March 22, 2012 @ 9:29 am In Featured,Obamacare,Scribe | Comments Disabled
Pope Benedict XVI will visit the communist island of Cuba next week. But while there, the Catholic leader has no plans to visit Cuban dissidents  who are fighting for freedom from the Castro regime.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), born to Cuban immigrants, told us in an exclusive interview Wednesday  that the pope should make time to see dissidents. Rubio was at Heritage to promote freedom in Cuba, particularly as it relates to technology and Internet access.
The event, cosponsored by Google Ideas, shed light on the totalitarian practices carried out in Cuba. Rubio said the introduction of technology would usher in a new era for the Cuban people  and topple Cuba’s ailing dictator Fidel Castro and little brother Raul Castro, the country’s president.
In the interview, Rubio shared this thoughts on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal , the second anniversary of President Obama’s health care law  and the ongoing debate over religious liberty . He also discussed why he’s a conservative, a topic covered in his forthcoming memoir, “An American Son ,” which will be published in June.
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URLs in this post:
 no plans to visit Cuban dissidents: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/21/pope-benedict-why-wont-meet-cubas-dissidents/
 an exclusive interview Wednesday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwuQ834ajnY
 Watch video from the event, “Cuba Needs a (Technological) Revolution”: http://www.heritage.org/events/2012/03/cuba
 usher in a new era for the Cuban people: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/21/2706473/sen-marco-rubio-internet-access.html
 Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/03/ryans-budget-confronting-the-nations-government-spending-crisis
 the second anniversary of President Obama’s health care law: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/03/the-obamacare-two-year-checkup-more-reasons-for-repeal
 ongoing debate over religious liberty: http://blog.heritage.org/tag/obamacare-and-religious-freedom/
 An American Son: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595230947/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=blublo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1595230947
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