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Mayor Landrieu to travel to Cuba for U.S. Conference of Mayors

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu will travel to Cuba as part of a U.S. Conference of Mayors delegation trip from May 25 through May 29, 2016. While in Cuba, Mayor Landrieu will meet with government officials in Havana and visit some of Cuba’s most important political, economic and cultural organizations, including Mariel Port. 

Topics of discussion with local leaders will include economic development, education, healthcare, infrastructure and transportation. This trip marks the first official USCM delegation trip to Cuba since 1978. Landrieu is currently the Second Vice President of USCM. 

This trip is arranged in partnership with the Center for Democracy in the Americas which is providing mayors with an opportunity to examine the economic changes underway in Cuba, gain an appreciation of the challenges faced by the Cuban people every day and consider how U.S.-Cuba relations can further evolve. 

In addition to Mayor Landrieu, attendees include USCM President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, USCM Vice President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran.  

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