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Former Dem party chief does biz in Cuba

From the Washington Post: "Former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who lost the state's 2009 Democratic nomination to Creigh Deeds, launched his own trade mission to Cuba last week with several Virginia businessmen."

The paper says the former Democratic National Committee chairman "persuaded the Cubans to accept more Virginia poultry, apples and soybeans -- and for the first time, Virginia wine.

"There is a tremendous opportunity to create jobs in the U.S. by doing business in Cuba," said McAuliffe, who chaired Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and is a close friend of former President Bill Clinton.

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Alex in Hialeah

Just another immoral politician getting wealthy on the backs of a people that will never see the poultry, apples, soybeans or Virginia wine he's peddling. All of the goods will go to the aparthied hotels where Spanish and Canadian tourists feast and Cubans aren't allowed to enter.

clarify

Is this legal? When did we start trading with Cuba and how does Cuba afford it?

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