Jacksonville Business Delegation Heads to Cuba Despite Possible Policy Change

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A Jacksonville trade delegation is heading to Cuba next week to discuss business opportunities with the Communist island nation. Credit Wikimedia Commons

Apr 13, 2017 | Former Jacksonville City Councilman Eric Smith is heading up a local delegation to Cuba next week, comprised of local business leaders seeking more trade with the island nation.

“Ninety percent of all shipping to and from Cuba passed through the Port of Jacksonville prior to the 1959 revolution,” Smith told First Coast Connect.

“Our city has historic ties ranging from Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, a confidante of Jose Marti, to the Cuban Consulate that used to be located at a home in the 1600 block of Pearl Street in Springfield.”

 

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