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Cuomo meets Cuban Cardinal on visit to Havana

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 00:58

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega on visit to Havana saying, ''We wanted to come by and pay our respects.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega on visit to Havana. "We've read so much about the cardinal and his good works," Cuomo said. "We wanted to come by and pay our respects and he was very gracious." Cuomo, a Democrat, is the first governor to visit Cuba since the announcement in December by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro that they would restore diplomatic relations and work to normalize broader trade and travel ties after more than a half century of hostility and confrontation. Cuomo was joined by top executives from JetBlue Airways Corp. , Pfizer Inc. and MasterCard Inc. , who were among 18 business leaders and academics on the trip. Cuomo said the purpose of his visit was to see what can be done now and look to the future should full trade be restored.

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Cuomo meets Cuban Cardinal on visit to Havana

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 00:58