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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Bruno Rodriguez
Pope Benedict XVI denounced the drug-fueled violence wracking Mexico and urged Cubans to use dialogue to find new models to replace Marxism as he began a pilgrimage Friday that will take him to both countries.
Asked about Benedict's statement, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the government respects all opinions.
Our people have deep convictions developed over the course of our history," he said, adding that the Cuban system "is a democratic social project ... which is constantly perfecting itself."