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Oakland mayor wants end to Cuba embargo

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Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown said his weeklong trip to Cuba will pay off if the United States ends its trade embargo of the communist country.

"Oakland has a chance to be in there first," Brown said. "We're not talking too long before this whole market opens up."

Brown met twice with Cuban President Fidel Castro during his visit last week. He said Castro stressed his desire for trade with the United States and California in particular. He also worked on a sister city agreement with the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba, birthplace of the Cuban revolution.