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Dodd: End Cuba embargo

September 09, 2007|From the Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, FLA. — If Christopher J. Dodd is elected president, he will end a decades-old trade embargo with Cuba and lift travel restrictions to the communist island, the Democratic candidate pledged Saturday.

He'll also open an embassy in Havana and shut down TV Marti, a U.S. government-run station that has broadcast to Cuba for 17 years, said Sen. Dodd of Connecticut.

"Other than the war in Iraq, no other American policy is more broadly unpopular internationally" than U.S. policy on Cuba, Dodd.

Dodd said that as president he would seek a repeal of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act, which strengthened the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

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