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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:27 PM

Ignore Florida Law on Cuba Trade, County Attorney Says

Source: Reuters

Ignore Florida Law on Cuba Trade, County Attorney Says
Reuters
11:20 a.m. CDT, March 22, 2012

MIAMI, March 22 (Reuters) - Florida had no authority to
enact a pending law that would prohibit local governments from
hiring firms that do business with Cuba because federal law
trumps state law when it comes to foreign policy, the Miami-Dade
county attorney has advised.

County Attorney Robert Cuevas said Miami-Dade should not
enforce the law now awaiting Governor Rick Scott's signature.

The new law is the latest in a long-running series of
attempts to set foreign policy toward Cuba at the local level in
Florida, which is home to about 1.2 million Cuban Americans.

It would bar local governments from awarding contracts of $1
million or more to companies that engage in business with Cuba.
It would also require companies bidding on such contracts to
submit affidavits certifying they do not do business in Cuba.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-cubafloridal1e8em2im-20120322,0,2373089.story

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:42 PM

1. Maybe we should just ignore Florida. What the hell is going on down there?

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Response to GodlessBiker (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:06 AM

2. Most of the people who provoked the Cuban revolution moved to S. Florida.

Cuba's loss is U.S. America's "gain."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 07:41 AM

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