Dozens Join New Orleans Mayor For Cuba Visit

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A Cuban flag is seen at the entrance of the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba province, Cuba on September 29, 2018. (Photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)

It's being reported that it's no small contingent that joined New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a visit to Cuba that will wrap up this weekend.

She left for the island nation earlier this week, seeking out dialogue with officials there on a variety of issues, including economic development.

The trip, reportedly being funded with public and private monies, has drawn critical attention because there was no pre-travel announcement of the trip from the mayor's office.

City officials say nearly three dozen people traveled with Cantrell to Cuba on Tuesday.

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