BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES MARCH 20, 2019 04:18 PM, UPDATED MARCH 20, 2019 05:10 PM The U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on Nov. 14, 2018. MATIAS J. OCNER MOCNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM The new U.S. policy that […]
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
- Our Principles -
The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba consists of both organizations and individuals who have come together based on the points of unity and principles listed below. We hope you also subscribe to them and will join us.
We support the normalization of relations with Cuba.
We oppose any policy of our government designed to increase the misery of the Cuban people in order to obtain political gain.
We oppose the ban on travel to Cuba; and the recently intensified U.S. economic embargo, which has restricted even food and medicine, and discouraged third countries that seek to trade with Cuba.
We support and encourage increased person-to-person contact between the U.S. and Cuba, such as through religious, union, professional, and cultural organizations. U.S. businesses should be allowed to trade with Cuba on the basis of mutual benefit.
We especially seek to overcome the artificial barriers dividing African-Americans in the U.S. from people in Cuba, where a vibrant Afro-Cuban culture continues to thrive.
We also seek to particularly involve and promote activities by area residents of Latin American and Caribbean origin, so they may freely relate to our brothers and sisters in Cuba and help relieve their suffering in the current period.
The coalition is non-partisan and non-sectarian. It is not affiliated with and does not support any political party or candidate.
We do not presume to tell the people of Cuba what political or economic system they should adopt; that is their decision, on behalf of a sovereign nation with the right of self-determination.
The coalition may share and forward information on related activities challenging the embargo that we, as a coalition, have not formally endorsed (such as study tours, and challenges to U.S. restrictions).
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article227082899.html WASHINGTON The White House will allow Americans to file suit in U.S. courts against about 200 Cuban companies that now control property on the island that was seized by the Havana […]
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New York Times January 18, 2019 By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Dr. Lisett Rodríguez talks with Odalys Navarro Carbonell, 31, at a consultorio, or clinic, in Havana. Ms. Navarro is four months pregnant.Credit Lisette Poole […]
WORLD NEWS MAY 8, 2018 HAVANA (Reuters) – A United Nations agency said on Tuesday an “unjust” U.S. financial and trade embargo on Cuba had cost the country’s economy $130 billion over […]
Come Join us Tuesday, August 13: Wis. Cuba Coalition Meeting features special guest appearance by visiting WI Medical student just back from Cuba
Tuesday, August 13, 7pm: 1) See a short video on Cuba’s partnership with students in over 80 nations, including 100 U.S. students, studying to become doctors debt free, in return for their […]
New York Times Opinion Sept. 1, 2018 The president thinks the government did a fantastic job last year handling Hurricane Maria. But the revision of the death toll, to nearly 3,000 from […]
August 28, 2018—“Although overdue, certainly a move in the right direction,” said MEDICC Board Chair Dr. Peter G. Bourne, referring to the August 23 announcement by the U.S. Department of State reclassifying the Cuba […]
By Richard Stone Jan. 10, 2018 On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt Havana […]
Dear friends, August 3, 2018 Our Wisconsin medical students studying at ELAM in Cuba are back home in the Milwaukee area this summer. Both of them are studying for the U.S. […]