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Rick Scott to lead South American trade mission

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Gov. Rick Scott will lead a delegation of representatives from small- to midsized Florida businesses on an export trade mission to Argentina in April. The trip will be to boost business relations between the state and the South American nation, a spokesman with Enterprise Florida said Wednesday. Scott’s visit will be from April 23-27 and will begin in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital. It is being coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, Florida’s fourth-largest global export destination with an…

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U.S. culture already widespread in Cuba as ties resume

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Even Cubans who don’t speak a word of English eat “un cake” on their birthdays. They wear “los tennis” and “bloomers.” Their kids go crazy for Taylor Swift and “The Big Bang Theory.” U.S. science fiction master Ray Bradbury has pride of place on their bookshelves beside revolutionary poet Jose Marti. Far beyond the antique Chevys on its streets and the memorials to Ernest Hemingway, Cuba is a country whose language, music, literature and fashion are steeped in American influence…

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Marco Rubio urges John Kerry to meet with democracy leaders during Cuba visit

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is urging Secretary of State John Kerry to demand freedom and respect for the Cuban people during an upcoming visit to Cuba. Kerry is traveling to Havana on Friday to raise the American flag over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba. He will be the first secretary of state to visit the Communist island state since 1945. Rubio, a Republican 2016 presidential candidate, chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime,…

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