WASHINGTON – Beginning Saturday, May 23, Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-A.Z.) will join U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) andAl Franken (D-MN), along with Congressman John Larson (D-CT) will meet with Cuban and U.S. State Department officials, Cuban business owners and others to discuss ways the United States can further open relations with Cuba through trade and tourism and by expanding opportunities for cultural exchange between American and Cuban citizens.
Meetings will cover opening markets for Cuban and U.S. farmers; opportunities for U.S. companies to participate in the expansion of telecommunications infrastructure; expanding ecotourism; and marine conservation efforts. The delegation will also meet with curators of the 12th Havana Biennial program, which will feature artists from around the world in the first U.S./Cuban exhibit – including an artist from Taos, N.M.