US Democrat delegation meets with Cuban vice president

The minority leader of the US House of Representatives and a delegation of fellow Democrats met with Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the man currently expected to take power after President Raul Castro leaves office in 2018. Cuban state media said Rep. Nancy Pelosi and eight colleagues on Thursday discussed Cuban economic reforms, US-Cuba relations and congressional efforts to lift the US trade embargo on Cuba. A spokesman for Pelosi said her office had no immediate comment on the meeting. US officials have said Pelosi’s delegation is the first to meet with Diaz-Canel. Some previous delegations have met with Castro.



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