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Connecticut tobacco farmers eyeing Cuban market

A shade tobacco field in East Windsor.

WASHINGTON – Before the Cuban Revolution brought on the U.S. economic embargo on the island about 55 years ago, Cuba’s world-class cigars were often wrapped in special tobacco leaves grown in Connecticut. Connecticut farmers want access to that market again, and Sen. Chris Murphy wants to help them get it. Continue Reading →

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Larson joins a stream of lawmakers visiting Cuba

Rep. John Larson

WASHINGTON — While millions of Americans visit the beach, mountains or relatives this Memorial Day weekend, Rep. John Larson has packed his bags to go to Cuba. Larson, D-1st District, will join the stream of lawmakers who have traveled to Havana since President Obama moved to normalize relations with Cuba late last year.
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