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Former US Congresspersons visit Cuba
A group of fprmer US Congresspersons met in Havana this Wednesday Cuban lawmaker José Luis Toledo Santander, president of the Commission of Constitutional and Juridical Affairs of the Cuban People´s Power Assembly, along other deputies.

The visitors, who are of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, led by their president Barbara B. Kennelly, showed their interest on the Cuban political system, and had an open, frank dialogue with the Cuban deputies.

The US politicians thanked Cubans for the welcoming and expressed their satisfaction for being in the Caribbean island nation, some of them for the first time.

We, as organization, want to strengthen relations with Cuba, and we are willing to do all we can of that regard, said Kennelly.

The visitors learnt how the municipal and provincial assemblies of the People´s Power work, as well as on the characteristics of the Cuban Parliament.

They also showed surprised when they learnt Cuban deputies don't get a salary for being in the Parliament, or that the Cuban Communist Party doesn't get involved in the electoral process.


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  • William Read

    I smiled when I read that these US former elected politicians were surprised when they learned that Cuban elected representatives are not paid. Of course, the huge salaries available to US elected politicians is a major reason attracting many to try life as a politician.