In a brief release, Cantrell’s press secretary, LaTonya Norton, said the mayor and her staff are part of a large group that includes elected officials as well as leaders in the public and private sector.
Norton would not specify if the trip was publicly or privately financed.
The Times-Picayune obtained travel documents that show Cantrell is expected to tour Old Havana on Wednesday. On Thursday, the mayor would head east of Havana and visit Cuba’s major port, Mariel Special Economic Development Zone as well as the Latin American School of Medicine.
Local 10 was able to independently verify the mayor will be meeting with Havana’s vice president of the Provincial Assembly on Thursday and with the first female president of University of Havana Friday.
Landrieu and his counterparts were on the island looking to expand diplomatic relationships with the Cuban government.
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