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Anti-Cuban lobby linked to bridge collapse in Florida

Anti-Cuban lobby linked to bridge collapse in Florida
While Miami continues to be in a state of shock after six people died on March 15 when a pedestrian-bridge on SW Eighth Street collapsed, ties between the company responsible for the work and members of the anti-Cuban lobby, in particular Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, are coming to light

Author: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | internet@granma.cu
march 21, 2018 12:03:06

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Anti-Cuban Lobby in Congress, Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, Senator Marco Rubio and Representative lena Ros-lehtinen

While Miami continues to be in a state of shock after six people died on March 15 when a pedestrian-bridge on SW Eighth Street collapsed, ties between the company responsible for the work and members of the anti-Cuban lobby, in particular Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, are coming to light.
The 950 ton bridge, which was intended to improve access at Florida International University, was built by Munilla Construction Management (MCM) at a cost of over 14.2 million USD.
MCM, with important political ties in the city, is now coming under growing public scrutiny as investigators try to discover why the bridge collapsed just one week after it was completed, as well as the reason behind design flaws in the high-tech structure.
Initial investigations indicate that cracks in the bridge were reported at least two days before its collapse, raising questions about the conduct of the company and local authorities.

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