High Level U.S. Delegation In Havana For 2 Days Of Talks

No more “Wet Foot , Dry Foot” I assume.

CBS Miami

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The highest ranking U.S. delegation to visit Cuba in 35 years has arrived Havana for two days of negotiations.

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson heads up the delegation. The meetings are a first since President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro announced that they were moving to normalize relations between the two countries.

In his sixth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made his case for seizing the opening with Cuba by ending the U.S. trade embargo of the island.

“We are ending a policy that was long past its expiration date,” Obama said. “When what you’re doing doesn’t work for 50 years, it’s time to try something new.”

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, said normalizing relations with Cuba while the people there remain oppressed will do…

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