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 […]
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).
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. […]
Telesur | Tuesday, 24 July 2018 The new constitution would see new laws and policies seeking to maintain the socialist and revolutionary character of the Cuban state. The Cuban parliament unanimously approved the […]
Reuters | Tuesday, 31 July 2018 Two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that some of the cobalt that Panasonic uses to make Tesla’s batteries is mined in Cuba by Canadian supplier Sherritt […]
Haiti Libre | Tuesday, 24 July 2018 Haiti – Cuba : Towards the Literacy of 300,000 more Haitians Following a working meeting of Ministers of Education Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet (Haiti) and Ms. Ena […]
By Larry Moonze in Havana, Cuba on June 5, 2018, The Mast DIRECT mail service between the United States and Cuba has fully been re-established after the completion of a pilot programme. […]
By Anakwa Dwamena June 6, 2018 The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/ In the countryside of western Havana, during the fall, rickety yellow buses carry first-year medical students from the Latin American School of Medicine. […]
Of the c.14 panels, 5 are re: Cuba, including one on Che Guevera which was banned at this exhibit’s first run in Miami, but was re-created for the showing here. Very informative, […]
BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press April 17, 2018, SANTA CLARA, CUBA FILE – In this July 6, 2013 file photo, Cuba’s President Raul Castro, left, and Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez […]