Florida officers vacation to Cuba despite assaults that sickened US diplomats – Area 10


HAVANA, Cuba – Delegations from St. Petersburg and Tampa ended up in Havana Wednesday to focus on the U.S. embargo and President Donald Trump’s new U.S.-Cuba coverage. 

Tampa Metropolis Council Chairwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin said she traveled to the island and attended the Minister of External Relations’ conference to build interactions.

Capin and Tampa Metropolis Council member Harry Cohen ended up there despite facing some opposition and a U.S. Point out Division warning right after the “sonic assault” incidents.

“I am greatly unhappy in the recent taken by The Trump administration,” Capin mentioned. 

The Cuban authorities was promoting a  series of conferences on the topic involving delegates from far more than 100 organizations right up until Nov. one. The conferences this 7 days lacked some range of voices. All of the speakers talked about the economic effects the embargo has had on the Cuban folks. 

Supporters of the U.S. embargo, who opposed President Barack Obama’s coverage of re-engagement,  believe the coverage is created to punish the Cuban authorities for violations of human rights. 

St. Petersburg Metropolis Council Chair Darden Rice believes Trump overreacted to the “sonic assaults” that influenced 22 People in america in Havana without possessing all of the specifics. 

“We share your distress about unsupported hasty responses produced without evidence,” Rice mentioned during a conference. 

Capin said the conference also involved discussions about evacuations during storms and the recovery of infrastructure and utilities during the aftermath. Coral conservation and fisheries ended up also section of the record of topics.

In an energy to create bridges, the Cuban authorities invited the island’s leading ballerina Alicia Alonso, who announced that Cuba’s National Ballet will be touring to Tampa May 23, 2018. 



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