Sen. Dodd to Speak on Cuba-US Relations

By Circles Robinson

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 6 — US Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) will speak on his just concluded trip to Cuba at a press conference set for Wednesday at 3:00 p.m, stated his office in a press note.

The main topic to be discussed is how “the United States and Cuba can improve bi-lateral relations.’’

Dodd , who is retiring this year, is the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs.

“Throughout his career, Dodd has been an outspoken critic of the United States embargo against Cuba and America’s failed policy towards the island. Recently, he was an original co-sponsor of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, which would lift travel restrictions on all Americans wishing to travel to Cuba,” states the press note.

That legislation and other bills submitted in both the House of Representatives and the Senate during the Obama administration have never made it out of committee.  The possibility of their passage is considered to be even less if the Republicans make gains in the November congressional elections.