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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
KEYWORDS: communism
Translation: They know you're for sale and they want you to float them a loan ie lift the provision requiring cash-only sales and allow free travel to visit Castro's prostitutes. Bottom line: Castro lines his pockets while Cubans remain under his control.

Castro calls U.S. report on sex trade `despicable'

Cuba Trade Show Licenses Denied

1 posted on 07/25/2003 3:30:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I would tell them that if Castro would join the Hussein brothers we may be able to talk.
2 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.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
But then you have principles and values.
3 posted on 07/25/2003 5:55:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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