Democratic lawmakers visit Cuba, Cuomo announces trip amid thawing relations

January 18, 2015 4:15 PM

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WASHINGTON – 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, while the New York governor added his name to other high-ranking politicians planning a trip to the island.

The delegation's leader, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, said in a statement Saturday 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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