Cuba & Arizona in the News

KTAR: Get out of town: Arizona college students go to Cuba for spring break

Nearly a dozen Arizona college students really got away from the snow for spring break - they went to Cuba. Assistant professor Melissa Santana of Northern Arizona University's school of interior design beat President Barack Obama's much-ballyhooed trip to the punch by a day, the Arizona Daily Sun reported. 

KNAU: Sen. Jeff Flake applauds expanding U.S. travel to Cuba

Last week, Flake spoke on the senate floor, supporting the offing movement to restore diplomatic relations between countries. “I have always believed that denying Americans the ability to travel to and trade with Cuba has done more to extend dictatorial rule on that island than any other policy we could have adapted,” says Flake.

KTAR: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake to join President Obama, First Lady on historic Cuba trip

The American and Arizona leaders are planning to meet with Cuban officials, including Raul Castro. Flake said critics who claim America is embracing a Communist country by establishing relations with Cuba are wrong. 

KJZZ: Arizona physicians seek Cuban drug to treat diabetic food ulcers

Two University of Arizona physicians want to bring a prescription drug developed in Cuba to the United States to treat diabetic foot ulcers. Such ulcers can lead to death in some diabetics. 

The Arizona Republic: Flake travels to Cuba for release of jailed American

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake traveled to Cuba early Wednesday and returned with released American contractor Alan Gross in advance of President Barack Obama's historic announcement that the United States would move to normalize relations with the Communist country.



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