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Wasserman Schultz says Cuban embargo still needed

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Jan 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-25 14:44:00-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The leader of the Democratic National Committee says reforms in Cuba have not been substantial enough to call for an end to the embargo.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked about U.S.-Cuba policy during an appearance before the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Friday.

The DNC chair says there is so much "unbelievable oppression" in Cuba that it doesn't make sense to lift the embargo.

Wasserman Schultz also was asked about the 2016 presidential race. She said she'd be "thrilled" if either Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vice President Joe Biden decided to run.

She said Clinton's decision would likely determine who else chooses to run.