Greetings from Havana! Following last week’s announcement of more travel restrictions and more sanctions against Cuba, CDA staff is in Cuba, on the ground, assessing reactions, and doing so alongside a delegation of policymakers. We aim to show these congressional actors the realities that Cuban people face today and the impact of U.S. policy.
Because we firmly believe that normalizing relations with Cuba is in the U.S. national interest and offers the best opportunity for Cubans to write the next chapter in their own country’s future. Forging constructive U.S.-Cuba relations will also have a beneficial and lasting impact on both U.S. and Cuban societies.
During these challenging times, we commit to working harder and smarter than ever to advance engagement with Cuba. We will not allow the current political climate to hold back our efforts. On the contrary, we will continue pushing forward to increase our educational and advocacy activities, to bring influential U.S. actors to Cuba to learn about the impact our policies on the island, and to celebrate the many ties between our two peoples.
We are sincerely grateful for your ongoing support, knowing that without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Amidst the current crackdown on the Cuban people, we ask that you stick with us in our everyday efforts to bring about positive change to U.S-Cuba relations. Join us now on the front lines of educating, advocating, and organizing.
CDA is THRILLED to announce the headliner for our Spring Celebration, Monday, May 20, in Washington, DC. We will celebrate U.S.-Cuba ties with an intimate performance by Latin Grammy-winning Cuban singer, pianist, and composer Aymée Nuviola. Message firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities.
This week, in Cuba news… we are sharing a limited news brief of recommended readings, films, music, and more on all things Cuba. Enjoy!
With love, from Havana.Read the rest of this entry »