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Castro’s Niece: ‘I Would Vote for Barack Obama’

Castro’s Niece: ‘I Would Vote for Barack Obama’

Fidel Castro’s niece on Wednesday hailed Barack Obama’s support for gay marriage and the loosening of US-Cuba travel restrictions, saying: “I would vote for President Obama.”

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro, also lamented the “small group of delinquents” whom she said were preventing the warming of ties between Washington and Havana.  “I think he’s sincere and speaks from the heart,” Castro — whose US trip has been denounced by opposition Republicans — said of Obama’s recent public endorsement of gay marriage.