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. […]
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 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 […]
By FRANCES ROBLES and AZAM AHMED Paying homage to Fidel Castro at Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana in 2016. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times As the departing Cuban president, Raúl Castro, tells it, […]
Progress had been made…Let’s keep it rolling! Demand freedom to travel an end to the embargo! [There’s still time to join this year’s caravan to Cuba! DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 1ST 2018. See https://ifconews.org/cuba-caravan2018/ or call 212-926-5757 ext. 6] […]
BBC World Service, Health Check, March 8, 2018 Hope for a vaccine against lung cancer Despite frosty relations between Cuba and the United States, the first ever trial of a Cuban-made anti-cancer treatment […]
Telesur | Thursday, 4 January 2018 | Click here for original article “The blockade is not the solution. The Europeans have told our American friends many times,” said European Commision Vice-President Federica Mogherini. “The blockade is […]
Escambray | Tuesday, 30 January 2018 | Click here for original article If all the nominees are ratified, this will make Cuba the second greatest country on earth for female participation in parliament, electoral authorities highlighted […]
Sarah Marsh, February 6, 2018 Reuters Miguel Hayes, who writes for the blog La Joven Cuba, connects to the internet at a hotspot in a park, in Havana, Cuba, Feb. 5, 2018 […]