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Berry in Cuba for Agriculture Summit

LITTLE ROCK, AR - U.S. Representative Marion Berry is in Cuba as part of an economic forum on agriculture.  This marks the second time in seven years the Congressman has visited the Communist nation.

Spokeswoman Angela Guyadeen says the Democrat from Arkansas will spend several days in Havana and travel back to the U.S. later this week.  Guyadeen declined to discuss specifics about the trip, citing "security concerns," but says Berry would be accompanying other members of Congress.

Berry's trip comes as Cuban leaders try to expand agricultural imports to the island nation.  Washington maintains a 45-year-old trade embargo on the island, but U.S. food and agricultural products can be sold directly to Cuba under a law passed by Congress in 2000.

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