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Al Jazeera English video | Mariela Castro visits U.S.

Video from Al Jazeera English, which features a clip of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey speaking with Mariela Castro at the New York Public Library on Tuesday:

Castro niece champions gay rights in New York

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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