"There are still very significant human rights challenges in Cuba. It is still, to many extents, a repressive regime that does not allow citizens to enjoy all of the human rights that we all enjoy. But after 50 years of an embargo and isolation... it's time to try something new and refresh our relationship."
- U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor.
Bay News 9, a cable TV channel in St. Petersburg, said Castor is only second member of Congress from Florida to visit Cuba since 1959.