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Kathy Castor offers measured response to Cuban embassy staff cuts

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While Florida’s senators expressed outrage at the Cuban government Friday, Tampa area Democratic Representative Kathy Castor is offering a noticeably less punitive response. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio were angry after the U.S. State Department announced it will remove more than half its staff from the American embassy in Havana in the wake of mysterious attacks that have injured 21 people associated with the embassy.

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Kathy Castor hopeful that legislation to expand Americans’ travel to Cuba can survive congressional debate

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Advocates for liberalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. cheered last week after the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted three amendments to the fiscal 2016 Financial Services spending bill related to the communist island nation, including a provision that would allow Americans to travel to Cuba under any circumstances and two others that would open up trade with the country. What was significant about that vote was that it was the first time since President Obama announced his diplomatic breakthrough last…

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Kathy Castor hails Obama announcement on opening an embassy in Havana

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Although much of the Florida congressional delegation is critical, Tampa Bay area Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is hailing President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. and Cuba are ready to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. “Today we turn the page on 50 years of acrimony between our two countries with the intent to empower the Cuban people and support the emergence of a democratic, prosperous and stable Cuba,” Castor said in a statement. “An embassy in Havana will enable us to effectively…

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