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IL U.S. Senators split on the change in relations with Cuba

WUIS/Illinois Public Radio

Illinois’ U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba is quote “long overdue.” And he believes it will eventually lead to free and fair elections on the island.
"Once you say to your people living on this island, this is is what the world looks like, these are the circumstances in other parts of the world, then they develop an appetite for change. "

Meanwhile Illinois’ other U.S. senator, Mark Kirk, is against the move. In a statement he says President Barack Obama continues to treat U.S. enemies like friends and friends like enemies.