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Kathy Castor vows Cuba-Tampa Bay engagement will continue, despite Donald Trump’s rollback

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President Donald Trump told a crowd in Miami Friday he was keeping a campaign promise to roll back the “terrible and misleading deal” the Obama administration made with the Castro government in Cuba in 2014. Two hours later, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor told reporters that the work of engaging the Tampa Bay area and the communist island will continue. “I think President Trump’s new policy is regrettable and it takes us backward, because what it will do will really complicate our neighbor’s ability to…

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Debate on normalizing relations with Cuba slated in Tampa tonight

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While the breakthrough in U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba has been met with restraint in Miami, most lawmakers and business leaders in Tampa have embraced the new rules relaxing restrictions on trade and travel with the Communist island that began at the beginning of this year. And while overall more Cuban Americans in the Tampa Bay area appear eager for the 54-year-old economic sanctions to end soon, it’s hardly a universal sentiment. Being billed somewhat hyperbolically as “10 years in the making,” The…

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