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Udall, Franken, Grijalva, Larson to Travel to Cuba

May 21, 2015
Press Release
Delegation to discuss ways to build relations with Cuba by breaking down barriers and expanding opportunities for trade, tourism, arts

Washington Beginning Saturday, May 23, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) will lead a congressional delegation to Cuba. Udall, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), and U.S. Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) will meet with Cuban and U.S. State Department officials, Cuban business owners and others to discuss ways the United States can further open relations with Cuba through trade and tourism and by expanding opportunities for cultural exchange between American and Cuban citizens.

Meetings will cover opening markets for Cuban and U.S. farmers; opportunities for U.S. companies to participate in the expansion of telecommunications infrastructure; expanding ecotourism; and marine conservation efforts. The delegation will also meet with curators of the 12th Havana Biennial program, which will feature artists from around the world in the first U.S./Cuban exhibit – including an artist from Taos, N.M.