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OK Lawmakers Oppose Lifting of Cuban Embargo (May 17, 2007)
In 2004, Oklahoma sold four million dollars worth of wheat to Cuba. Thatís thanks to a change in federal law that allows some producers to ship goods there for humanitarian reasons. But because of the recent drought and new trade restrictions, Oklahoma has not sold anything to Cuba since that time. Now with the declining health of Fidel Castro, many lawmakers in Washington are considering changing the rules to allow more trade between the US and Cuba. New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel has introduced a bill that would lift the embargo entirely. That would benefit Oklahoma farmers. But the stateís members of Congress are fighting any potential changes. Charles Davis reports from Capitol Hill.

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