Thursday, January 25, 2007

If it's Florida, it's suspect

This news item from the Palm Beach Post is curious.
The U.S. Treasury Department rejected the World Trade Center Palm Beach's plan for a humanitarian, educational and information-exchange trip to Cuba in June, The Miami Herald reported. The WTC Palm Beach, a not-for-profit trade group affiliated with 278 similar organizations around the world, unveiled plans to take about 30 South Florida professionals to the island nation last month. The Palm Beach group said it wanted to discuss ideas and technology related to food, water and medicine with nongovernmental agencies and private citizens in Cuba. It said the delegation didn't intend to conduct business or meet with government officials. The group was coordinating the mission with its counterpart, the World Trade Center Havana.
Which lead to this story about the founder of the trade group with the charity-sounding name. He's running for mayor.

The Miami Herald story here.

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