Cuba Trade Backers in Senate Take Small Steps First

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Miami Herald

Excerpt: ... Many members from both parties privately support lifting the embargo but aren’t willing to go against their colleagues for personal or emotional reasons, or because they’re worried about the political fallout at home, said Jake Colvin, vice president of global trade for the National Foreign Trade Council, a lobby for multinational companies. “The issue is emotional for some members, and some members are so vested in it that it will be difficult to move anything,” he said.

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