U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 01/17/2020

January 17, 2020

Dear Friends,

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 01/10/2020

January 10, 2020

 Dear Friends,

For our D.C. readers, don’t miss Cuba’s funk sensation Cimafunk in concert at Washington, D.C.’s Union Stage this Saturday, January 11! Tickets are still available. During his first U.S. tour, he sold out venues in Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 01/03/2020

January 3, 2020

Dear Friends,

Happy new year to each of you. The CDA family wishes you and yours the best for 2020.

For our D.C. readers, don’t miss Cuba’s funk sensation Cimafunk in concert at Washington, D.C.’s Union Stage on Saturday, January 11. Get your tickets now! During his first U.S. tour, he sold out venues in Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 12/20/2019

December 20, 2019

Dear Friends,

It was this week, five years ago, that we celebrated a historic announcement from two presidents who were willing to break from the narrative of the past and engage with one another in order to imagine a new future. Respectful dialogue brought about great change in the bilateral relationship, and that change led to benefits for Americans and Cubans alike. Having experienced the fruits of engagement, the reversal — under the current U.S. administration — back to policies of isolation, is all the more painful.

Read CDA’s full statement on the anniversary of the announcement of the U.S.’s intent to normalize relations with Cuba.

Despite the reversal and its associated challenges, there are still many reasons for hope. This year, CDA celebrated the many things that bring the people of Cuba and the U.S. together! We danced with Cuba’s hit funk bank, Cimafunk in the halls of Congress; sang along with Latin Grammy-Award winning Aymée Nuviola at our Spring celebration; and showcased the work and spirit of Cuba’s entrepreneurs and designers from the Havana-based clothing and design shop, Clandestina. We are thrilled to see how these and other Cuban artists, musicians, and designers continue to share their art with the world and continue to gain international recognition. From Aymée Nuviola’s 2020 GRAMMY nomination, to Cimafunk’s appearance on NPR’s “25 Best Songs of 2019” list, to Clandestina’s first U.S. pop-up shop, cultural exchange continues on!

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 12/13/2019

December 13, 2019

Dear Friends,

Thank you to those of you who came out to celebrate CDA’s work at our 13th Anniversary Celebration: Opening Up To The Americas, this week, and for helping us honor CubaOne Foundation and Linda Rivas for their work to connect the people of the Americas, and to command U.S. policies of engagement and respect. A special thank you to Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) for honoring us with her presence and remarks in celebration of CubaOne Foundation.

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 12/06/2019

December 6, 2019

Dear Friends,

A huge and heartfelt “thank you!” to all of you who donated during CDA’s #GivingTuesday campaign. We are thrilled to report, thanks to YOU, we exceeded our day-of #GivingTuesday goal! We are also thrilled to announce we have extended our Facebook fundraiser until December 31. This giving season, we invite you to consider the value of CDA’s work and contribute to our mission. We cannot do the important work we do without you. We thank you, and we wish you the happiest of holidays!

Also, for those of you in the D.C. area who would like to celebrate a year of hard work, honor champions whose work we admire, and recharge for the opportunities ahead, join us at CDA’s annual gala! We will gather at Dacha Navy Yard next Wednesday, December 11. Find additional information and purchase tickets here.

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/22/2019

November 22, 2019

 Dear Friends,

This week, in Cuba news…

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