Monday, August 24, 2009

Richardson off to Cuba

The island, not that small town out there off of U.S. 550.

His office this morning announced a trade mission on which Richardson left this morning and will be gone until Friday. Also on the trip are Department of Finance and Administration Secretary Katherine Miller, Cultural Affairs Department Secretary Stuart Ashman, state Agriculture Department Secretary Miley Gonzalez and Gilbert Gallegos, Richardson's deputy chief of staff.

The release says Richardson is paying all his own expenses and that the mission will promote agricultural as well as cultural exchanges.

The trip is the state's third mission to promote New Mexico's agriculture goods in Cuba, and comes as travel restrictions to the island nation recently have been eased.

Does this mean the Cubans might soon be sampling spicy El Pinto salsa to go with their cool mojitos?

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