Six years ago this week, President Obama announced he was normalizing relations with Cuba. In the months and years that followed, we saw the growth of Cuba’s entrepreneurial sector, expansion of Wi-Fi and mobile internet services, and environmental partnerships among many others. Sadly, several aspects of the normalization agenda have since been reversed. We teamed up with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) to write “The United States and Cuba: A New Policy of Engagement,” a policy roadmap for how the Biden-Harris administration may implement an engagement policy. We invite you to read our report and to share it far and wide with those you believe may be interested. Although this has been a challenging year in many ways, we are hopeful about 2021 and are ready to continue working hard after the holidays. We hope you enjoy our last news brief of 2020.
For those who missed our webinar “The Latino Vote is not a Monolith: Analyzing the Cuban American Vote in the 2020 Elections” with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS) earlier this month, you may watch a recording of the event here.
Cuba experienced a slight increase in COVID-19 cases this week, with 862 active COVID-19 cases at the time of publication. The number of deaths increased by one, totaling 137 deaths since March. For a graph of case numbers since March, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.
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