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May 21st, 2010
09:48 AM ET

Cardinal in prisoner release talks with Cuban leader

Cuba's Roman Catholic cardinal said Thursday he is in discussions with President Raul Castro to liberate some of the country's jailed dissidents.

Cardinal Jaime Ortega said Wednesday's rare four-hour meeting was a "magnificent start" to talks with the Cuban government about the potential liberation of some of the dissidents.

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