Tim Kaine statement on Trump action on Cuba

tim kaineToday, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement reversing U.S. policy towards Cuba.

“President Trump’s announcement of measures that reverse U.S. policy towards Cuba is a step backwards for U.S. leadership in the Western Hemisphere.  U.S. engagement with Cuba through diplomacy, business, travel, and people-to-people ties is critical to advancing our interests and values, including respect for human rights. The normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations has also created valuable economic and trade opportunities for U.S. businesses, including businesses in Virginia. I’m disappointed that the Trump Administration has chosen to embrace a policy of isolation over engagement, which failed in previous decades and risks further Russian and Chinese influence in our backyard.”

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uva basketball team of destiny

Relive a slice of UVA Basketball History!

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

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