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Cuba heats up February with crowded fiesta

By Chelsea Nash      

Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc and international development DM Peter Boehm among the attendees.

Cuban Ambassador Julio Garmendia speaks to a very crowded room at the Cuban Embassy last week. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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“Welcome to Cuba!” was the slogan of choice for Cuban Embassy officials while welcoming guests and introducing those delivering speeches at Cuba's national day shindig on Feb. 8 at the embassy. Despite the icy-cold temperature outside, inside the downtown embassy the sentiment wasn’t too far off. The room was teeming with guests, the rum was flowing easily by way of a mojito bar and, as a result, the temperature inside slowly grew. Guests were given plenty of time

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