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Castro niece champions gay rights in New York
Relative of former Cuban president Fidel Castro takes her long standing fight for gay rights to the US.
Last Modified: 30 May 2012 19:19

The daughter of Raul Castro, Cuba's president, is taking her long standing fight for gay rights to the people of the US.

Mariela Castro, the niece of Fidel Castro, has been speaking in New York about the persecution of gay and lesbian people.

But for her critics say they want the political rights of all Cubans to be championed by the country’s elite.

Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

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