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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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Tampa Chamber of Commerce positioning Tampa Bay to prosper with post-sanction Cuba

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Last week, a delegation of Tampa area officials visited Cuba in a trip organized by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. It was the third excursion to the Communist island led by the Chamber in the past few years, but it was “certainly the most productive and most historic,” says Ronald Christaldi, a partner with the Tampa law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP and chair of the Tampa Chamber. Christaldi and a handful of other officials who were part of the delegation spoke about their hopes…

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