Visiting US senators see new era in historic Cuba talks

January 20, 2015 1:41 AM

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US lawmakers visiting Havana voiced hope that historic talks between US and Cuban officials this week will mark a "new era" of relations, ending decades of Cold War-era hostility.

The six-member delegation of congressional Democrats, led by Senator Patrick Leahy, met Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez as well as dissidents and Cardinal Jaime Ortega during their two-day visit.

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