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  • Cuban President Raul Castro (front left) talks with Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (fifth from left), Vermont Democrat, and members of his delegation at Revolution Palace in Havana on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Juventud Revelde, Estudios Revolucion)

    Obama urged to take lead on easing Cuba policy

    The Obama administration should — and has the legal authority to — use its executive power to begin lifting the decades-old embargo on trade with Cuba, according to two new papers this week issued by an influential Latin America think tank and a leading Cuban exile group.

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