- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - A contingent of Florida lawyers is heading to Cuba to learn about the communist island’s legal and regulatory systems, as well as its economy and politics.

Thirty-seven attorneys depart Wednesday from Miami on the four-day trip sponsored by The Florida Bar. It is the first such trip for attorneys since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced normalization of relations in December.

Miami attorney Francisco Cerezo says U.S. lawyers need a better understanding of Cuba’s legal and regulatory framework.

The itinerary includes lectures on such topics as Cuba’s legal system, how foreign companies operate in Cuba and regulations involving investments and business transactions. The Florida lawyers will also take an architectural tour, visit the Museum of Cuban Art and have a performance of Cuban music and dance.

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