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Compact with the People of Cuba

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Statement by Secretary Gutierrez on New Offer of Humanitarian Aid to Cuba

Washington (Oct. 31)—U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez released the following statement on a fifth offer of humanitarian aid to Cuba after hurricanes Gustav and Ike devastated the island in August: “This marks the fifth time we have offered help to the Cuban people after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The American people and government are committed to helping the Cuban people in their hour of need. We will continue our efforts to help the Cuban people through public and private means.” (More)