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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Planning Trade Mission to Cuba

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives for his inaugural ceremony at One World Trade Center in New York on Jan. 1, 2015.
Reuters New York Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives for his inaugural ceremony at One World Trade Center in New York on Jan. 1, 2015.

It'll be one of the first high-profile visits by an American politician to Cuba since President Obama ended travel restrictions this week

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is expected in his state-of-the-state address on Wednesday to announce he will lead a trade mission to Cuba in the coming months, according to a new report.

Citing an anonymous source, the Wall Street Journal reports that the second-term Democratic governor’s trip will be one of first visits to Cuba by a high-profile U.S. politician since President Obama struck down travel restrictions to the isolated Caribbean nation this month.

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Cuomo added Cuba as the first expected trip on his itinerary after the Obama administration released rules this week that travelers could visit Cuba without having to apply for a travel license.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

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