Chrétien in Cuba Didn't Work Either

I read with great interest your piece on Mr.

Published: Wednesday, 05/27/2009 12:00 am EDT

I read with great interest your piece on Mr. Kent and his failed attempt to visit Cuba (RE: "Cuba Cancels Kent Visit as Conservatives Stick to Guns," May 13). I write to point out that in 1998, when Jean Chrétien met with Fidel Castro and "discreetly" formulated his demand to release political prisoners, rather than "making noise" like Mr. Kent, his "careful" strategy yielded no success either.

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