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Marco Rubio discusses hard-line Cuba stance, island’s future

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By the time the next president enters the Oval Office, U.S. airlines could be flying regularly scheduled flights to Cuba, a result of President Barack Obama‘s detente with the island. American businesses are eager to invest. U.S. citizens are already making more tourist trips to the island and Cuban-Americans are free to send more money to their relatives. Politicians are sometimes loath to make policy changes that take rights away from people. But Marco Rubio says he has no qualms about…

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Anti-Cuban embargo movement picks up steam in U.S.

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Big businesses and politicians from both sides of the ideological spectrum are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations. A new bi-partisan lobbying group called Engage Cuba is launching operations this month with the backing of more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms ranging from hotel companies to agricultural businesses, said James Williams, who heads the effort. At the same time, a…

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Anti-Cuban embargo movement picks up steam in U.S.

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Big businesses and politicians from both sides of the ideological spectrum are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations. A new bi-partisan lobbying group called Engage Cuba is launching operations this month with the backing of more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms ranging from hotel companies to agricultural businesses, said James Williams, who heads the effort. At the same time, a…

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