Castro niece wins local gay-rights award

The Philadelphia Inquirer
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May 6, 2013

Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of former President Fidel Castro, told a Philadelphia gay-rights conference Saturday of her efforts to promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Cubans. Castro, who was to receive an award Saturday night for her advocacy, also defended her country's government, which has been accused of repressing political dissent. "There is not any government or any country who has the right to impose or make decisions to the other ones regarding the human-rights area," she said.