on BBC: President, Cuban National Assembly, 1993 to 2013 – Ricardo Alarcon

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At the zenith of his career, he was described as the third most powerful figure in Cuba after the Castro brothers. Hardtalk speaks to Ricardo Alarcon who – until last year – was president of Cuba’s parliament, the National Assembly. A veteran on the political and diplomatic scene, he is a former foreign minister and long-time ambassador for Cuba to the United Nations. He still wields a great deal of influence and now spends most of his time campaigning for the release of three Cubans jailed in USprisons..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01t5q1p,

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