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Rep. Lee: Castro 'engaging,' 'energetic'

From NBC's Michelle Perry
Rep. Barbara Lee announced that three members of the U.S. congressional delegation that traveled to Cuba met with Fidel Castro today before leaving the island nation.

She said they found him "very engaging and very energetic," and they discussed a wide range of provisions with him as they did with Raul Castro.

Lee said that given the new direction in foreign policy the co-del believes it's time to look at new direction toward Cuba.

"The 50-year embargo just hasn't worked," she said before adding that American citizens should have the right to travel to travel there and the right to do business there.
 
She said they will push the idea with President Obama, the Democratic leadership and Secretary of State Clinton.

The co-del, she said, found that Cubans want dialogue and want discussions with the U.S.