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Cuba says not so fast to would-be visitors from US Congress

Cuba blocks all US congressional delegations from visiting until mid-April, officials say

Cuba says not so fast to would-be visitors from US Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say Cuba has canceled visits by American lawmakers including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi until at least mid-April.

The move raises questions about how eager or able the communist government is to accommodate new U.S. investment.

Several congressional delegations have planned to go to Cuba this month. They include Democrats like California's Pelosi and Republican congressman Jeff Flake. Flake has proposed ending the U.S. travel embargo on Cuba.

President Raul Castro's government has been scrambling to adjust to renewed U.S. interest in Cuba since he and President Barack Obama announced in December that the two countries would repair ties after a half-century of enmity.

The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the issue publicly.


Updated : 2021-09-22 05:46 GMT+08:00