Lawmakers' Cuba Embargo Support Tied To Donations

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Lesley Clark McClatchy

Supporters of the U.S. embargo against Cuba have contributed nearly $11 million to members of Congress since 2004 in a largely successful effort to block efforts to weaken sanctions against the island, a new report shows.

In several cases, the report by Public Campaign says, members of Congress who had supported easing sanctions against Cuba changed their position -- and got donations from the U.S.-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee and its donors.

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