LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL: HELLER ALONG ON OBAMA’S HISTORIC TRIP TO CUBA
Sen. Dean Heller on Monday was in Cuba along with other members of Congress and business leaders as part of President Barack Obama’s historic trip to the island nation. He was one of eight senators on the visit along with 31 house representatives and various business leaders. Heller has voiced support for re-establishing diplomatic relations but believes concerns surrounding basic freedoms and human rights issues in Cuba must be addressed before full bilateral relations can be achieved.
According to the US Census, there are more than 20,000 locals of Cuban descent, each with their own perspective on the history that is unfolding. Some are rather supportive of the move but wished for the engagement to take place under a free Cuba, without the oppressive Communist regime.
Las Vegas Sun: Nevada politicians, advocate react to shift in Cuba policy
Nevada’s reaction to President Obama’s announcement on re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba has been mixed. Some expressed concern over Obama’s efforts to weaken the country’s embargo against Cuba, while others responded with elation over the release of American Alan Gross, who was imprisoned in Cuba for five years.