Democrat Senator Joins Project against US Blockade on Cuba

Washington, Jun 19 ( Prensa Latina ) U.S. Senator Tina Smith joins three other co-sponsors of a bipartisan project to end the nearly 60-year U.S. blockade against Cuba.

The Congressional Legislative Activities website shows that since June 18, the name of Democrat Senator from Minnesota has been placed alongside that of her colleagues, Amy Klobuchar and Patrick Leahy, and Republican Mike Enzi.

They launched the Cuban Export Freedom Act last February to remove legal barriers for Americans to do business in Cuba.

The law also seeks to pave the way for new economic opportunities for U.S. businesses and farmers by boosting U.S. exports and allowing Cuban people greater access to U.S. products.

Smith visited Cuba as Deputy Governor of Minnesota in June 2017, a few days after Trump announced in Miami, Florida, his decision to reverse the rapprochement initiated between the two countries during Barack Obama’s administration (2009-2017).

During her stay in Havana, the now senator assured that despite the actions of the Republican leader, there were still ways to continue cooperating with Cuba, and mentioned the potential of sectors such as health and education.

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