February 24, 2016

Five-Day Delegation to Cuba


Donating a baseball to school children in Old Havana Tuesday morning
Montgomery County officials, including County Executive Ike Leggett and Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Nancy Navarro are on a five-day delegation mission to Cuba.

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce organized the trip to be a historical regional exploratory mission to lay the groundwork for future relationships, promote greater cultural ties and build potential economic and business interests in Cuba. The mission will also serve as a platform to share best practices and showcase the Washington metropolitan area’s strengths in transportation, tourism, health and education.

Members are meeting with Cuban government officials, including Havana Mayor Marta Hernández Romero, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz. They will also speak with U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis about U.S. diplomacy in Cuba and economic opportunities for regional businesses in Havana.

Washington Regional Leaders to Join Hispanic Chamber on Exploratory Mission to Cuba>

3 comments:

  1. This is a gigantic waste of time and money, how about spending more time working to fix the transit station boondoggle and less time in Havana. Who paid for this vacation? I want my local taxes spent locally to fix roads, schools, and water lines not internationally. You do not have to go to Cuba to learn about Cuban culture.

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  2. Thank you for your comment. The Transit Center, of course, is open and working well. The county has gone to court to get back all the money that was spent fixing errors by our construction and design contractors in order to make taxpayers whole. The cost to the county for the trip to Cuba was about $8700.

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  3. Thank you for your comment. The Transit Center, of course, is open and working well. The county has gone to court to get back all the money that was spent fixing errors by our construction and design contractors in order to make taxpayers whole. The cost to the county for the trip to Cuba was about $8700.

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