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In Case You Missed It: Dr. Oscar Biscet's Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal

March 21, 2012 by Hannah Abney

Although we usually wait until Friday to share what we're reading for the week, we thought Dr. Biscet's op-Ed in today's Wall Street Journal deserved it's own post.  A Cuban's Prayer for Pope Benedict By OSCAR BISCET Next week, Pope Benedict XVI is coming here to Cuba, marking the first papal visit to my country in over a decade. My country continues to be run by a brutal regime that oppresses the people, systematically violating our basic freedoms. Pope Benedict's visit represents a unique opportunity for the Cuban people to pressure their tyrants to hold elections in which all Cubans can unite with the free and democratic countries of the world. I ask Pope Benedict to focus on this idea so that there can be rapid change in my country, and so we can live in freedom. Written by Dr. Oscar Biscet: Dr. Biscet, a physician, is president of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights. While in prison in 2007, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Read more at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577293681582420986.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopOpinion


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Hannah Abney
Hannah Abney

Hannah Abney directs strategic communications and messaging for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, leading a team responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that help advance the Bush Center’s work in developing leaders, fostering policy, and taking action to save and change lives.

Prior to joining the Bush Center, she led public relations activities for consumer and non-profit brands at The Richards Group.  Abney also led communications efforts  at a national retail trade association in Washington, DC, and served in the George W. Bush Administration in the Vice President’s Office.

A native of Milwaukee, WI, she is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University (B.A., Music) and lives in Dallas with her husband and young sons. 

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