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Mission to Cuba seeks a door
St. Petersburg Times ^
| July 25, 2003
| STEVE HUETTEL
Posted on 07/25/2003 3:30:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Cuban officials asked for help lobbying to lift or further loosen the U.S. trade embargo, although they said that wasn't a condition of doing business, according to Williamson. The local group declined. "We don't do politics," Williamson said.
The port director said he was impressed by the Cubans' knowledge of Tampa and of the port's business.
They brought up cruises, saying that if the U.S. government lifted the ban on visits to Cuba, Tampa could have three- and four-day trips that cruise lines can't offer now from the port.
"They certainly know who we are," Williamson said.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Cuba; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
To: Cincinatus' Wife
I would tell them that if Castro would join the Hussein brothers we may be able to talk.
posted on 07/25/2003 5:34:13 AM PDT
by Mind-numbed Robot
(Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
To: Mind-numbed Robot
But then you have principles and values.
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