NY Daily News- Pols seek 2 on lam in Cuba
Saturday August 05, 2006
From NY Daily News:
Pols seek 2 on lam in Cuba
BY JAMES GORDON MEEK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Saturday, August 5th, 2006
WASHINGTON - With the aging Fidel Castro's health declining, Cuba must extradite America's most wanted fugitives if it ever hopes to normalize relations with the U.S., lawmakers said yesterday.
Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, renewed his push last week to amend the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 to demand that at least two U.S. fugitives face justice.
King circulated a "dear colleague" letter this week asking for passage of a bill he introduced last year with Rep. Vito Fossella (R-S.I.) to block normal diplomatic relations with Cuba until two "primary targets" are sent back.
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"This legislation will not only ensure justice for the families of victims but will also send a strong message to terrorist states, such as Cuba, that they can no longer harbor dangerous fugitives," King said in the letter.
The bill is among the measures pushed by Congress after Castro turned over power to his brother, Raul, last week. Other legislation being considered includes seeking $80 million in aid for dissident groups.