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Report: Get ready for post-Castro Cuba

The U.S. should have assistance in Cuba within weeks of President Fidel Castro’s death to support a transitional government and help move the country toward democracy, a government report recommends. The report was prepared by the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, an interagency group co-chaired by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, a Cuban-American. President Bush created the commission in 2003 to “help hasten and ease Cuba’s democratic transition,” according to its Web site. The report, obtained by CNN in advance of its scheduled release next week, is billed as a strategic plan to promote democracy on the island once Castro is no longer in power. Full Story

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