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How a Hardline Lobby Is Blocking Closer Relations Between Cuba and America

America's policy on Cuba is a relic of another era, propped up by a powerful lobby based in the swing state of Florida.

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Like the rustic old cars lining Havana’s streets, our Cuba policy is a relic of another era, propped up only by millions of dollars by a powerful lobby based in the swing state of Florida. But like those cars, the policy will one day collapse, and a spree of recent signs – as well as the cheers for Nyad on both sides of the straits of Florida – show that the day may be coming soon.

 

Zaid Jilani is the investigative blogger and campaigner for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. He is formerly the senior reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress.

 
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