Cuban entrepreneur Julia de la Rosa, co-owner of La Rosa de Ortega B&B, hugs Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., as another Cuban business owner, Yamina Vicente, on right, looks on. The Cuban private business owners joined U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and a bipartisan group of other congressional leaders in a news conference Dec. 7, 2016 on Capitol Hill to discuss how U.S. regulatory changes to Cuba sanctions are allowing Cuba's private sector to grow. The members of the bipartisan coalition discussed the need for Congress to act to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba that is hurting American businesses and the Cuban people. The Cuban entrepreneurs will urge President-elect Trump and the new administration not to reverse the U.S. regulatory changes that are broadly supported by the Cuban people.
Cuban entrepreneur Julia de la Rosa, co-owner of La Rosa de Ortega B&B, hugs Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., as another Cuban business owner, Yamina Vicente, on right, looks on. The Cuban private business owners joined U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and a bipartisan group of other congressional leaders in a news conference Dec. 7, 2016 on Capitol Hill to discuss how U.S. regulatory changes to Cuba sanctions are allowing Cuba's private sector to grow. The members of the bipartisan coalition discussed the need for Congress to act to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba that is hurting American businesses and the Cuban people. The Cuban entrepreneurs will urge President-elect Trump and the new administration not to reverse the U.S. regulatory changes that are broadly supported by the Cuban people. Carol Guzy McClatchy
Cuban entrepreneur Julia de la Rosa, co-owner of La Rosa de Ortega B&B, hugs Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., as another Cuban business owner, Yamina Vicente, on right, looks on. The Cuban private business owners joined U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and a bipartisan group of other congressional leaders in a news conference Dec. 7, 2016 on Capitol Hill to discuss how U.S. regulatory changes to Cuba sanctions are allowing Cuba's private sector to grow. The members of the bipartisan coalition discussed the need for Congress to act to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba that is hurting American businesses and the Cuban people. The Cuban entrepreneurs will urge President-elect Trump and the new administration not to reverse the U.S. regulatory changes that are broadly supported by the Cuban people. Carol Guzy McClatchy

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December 07, 2016 3:34 PM