The White House
President George W. Bush
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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2003

Fact Sheet


"In all that lies ahead, the Cuban people will have a constant friend in the United States of America. No tyrant can stand forever against the power of liberty - because the hope of freedom is found in every heart."

President George W. Bush, October 10, 2003

Today the President announced three initiatives intended to assist the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom and to prepare the U.S. government for the emergence of a free and democratic Cuba.

The President also underscored his commitment to breaking the information blockade imposed on the Cuban people by the regime. He noted recent developments, such as satellite transmissions, that are helping to bring more broadcasts to more Cuban households.

Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba

Greater Enforcement of Travel Restrictions


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