Cuba-U.S. talks on ties open in Havana

January 18, 2015 10:44 AM

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Cuba-U.S. talks on ties open in Havana

A delegation of congressional Democrats began a three-day visit to Cuba on Saturday to discuss expectations for the normalization of relations between the United States and the island nation.

The delegation's leader, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, said in a statement that the lawmakers want to explore opportunities for greater cooperation and to encourage Cuban officials to address issues of concern to Americans and their representatives in Congress.

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