U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 06/24/2022

June 24, 2022

Dear Friends,

We need your input! We are making some changes to the U.S.-Cuba News Brief, and we would like your feedback. Please take 5 minutes to fill out this U.S.-Cuba News Brief survey, so we can incorporate your preferences as we prepare to implement changes in July.  We look forward to hearing what day you would like to receive the U.S.-Cuba News Brief, what you think of the length, and any other feedback you want to share.

As a reminder, our 15th anniversary online auction is open for only one more week! This is the last reminder to bid and secure front-row tickets to a Jackson Browne concert in Vienna, VA on July 20. Until July 1st, you can also bid on other items such as a subscription to an at-home Miami-inspired dance-cardio class, a Fender American Acoustasonic guitar, and more. Thank you for supporting CDA’s work!

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 06/17/2022

June 17, 2022

Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce that we are extending our 15th anniversary online auction until July 1st! Don’t miss your chance to place a bid and secure front-row tickets to a Jackson Browne concert in Vienna, VA on July 20. You can also bid on other items such as a subscription to an at-home Miami-inspired dance-cardio class, a Fender American Acoustasonic guitar, and more. Thank you for supporting CDA’s work!

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 06/10/2022

June 10, 2022

Dear Friends,

Don’t forget to participate in CDA’s online auction to celebrate 15 years of engagement. Place your bids to secure front-row tickets to a Jackson Browne concert in Vienna, VA on July 20, a subscription to an at-home Miami-inspired dance-cardio class, a Fender American Acoustasonic guitar, and more. Plus, new items are still being added. Thank you for placing your bids by June 17 to support CDA’s work!

This week, CDA’s Executive Director María José Espinosa spoke alongside key regional leaders, international organizations, members of Congress, and civil society at the Summit of the Americas side event “Towards Regional Governance on Migration and Forced Displacement in the Americas.” Watch María José’s remarks here.

CDA also co-hosted a side event at the Summit of the Americas “From Deterrence to Integration: Civil Society Voices On Migration Policy Challenges and Good Practices In The Americas.” Stream the event here.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 06/03/2022

June 3, 2022

Dear Friends,

CDA is excited to announce that María José Espinosa, previously CDA’s Deputy Director, was named Executive Director effective June 1, 2022. María brings more than twelve years of experience analyzing and developing policy and seeking ways to strengthen ties among the people and the countries of the Americas, including six years at CDA.

JOIN US! Next week, CDA and other civil society organizations will host a panel discussion in-person in Los Angeles and virtually, on best practices in regional protection and integration mechanisms during the Summit of the Americas. The event on Tuesday, June 7 from 5 – 6:30 PM PDT will provide recommendations on the steps that governments should take towards regional arrangements that prioritize protection for migrants and refugees. Simultaneous translation will be provided. Register to listen in Spanish or English, virtually or in-person here.

Don’t forget to participate in CDA’s online auction to celebrate 15 years of engagement. Place your bids to secure front-row tickets to a Jackson Browne concert in Vienna, VA on July 20, a subscription to an at-home Miami-inspired dance-cardio class, a Fender American Acoustasonic guitar, and more. Plus, new items are still being added. Thank you for placing your bids by June 17 to support CDA’s work!

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 05/27/2022

May 27, 2022

Dear Friends,

CDA is celebrating 15 years! In celebration of CDA’s 15th anniversary, we are hosting an online auction. Our items include books, artwork, front-row tickets to a Jackson Browne concert in Vienna, VA on July 20, a subscription to an at-home Miami-inspired dance-cardio class, a Fender American Acoustasonic guitar, and more. Plus, new items are still being added. Place your bids by June 17 to support CDA’s work advocating for a U.S.-Cuba policy based on engagement!

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 05/20/2022

May 20, 2022

Dear Friends,

This week, the Biden-Harris administration announced that it would reverse some sanctions on Cuba and restore some areas of engagement. CDA encourages the Administration to utilize creative and active diplomacy in partnership with marginalized communities and civil society to deliver robust support for human rights, Cuba’s growing private sector, and Cuban American families. Read CDA’s statement on the announcement here.

CDA is celebrating 15 years! In celebration of CDA’s 15th anniversary, we are hosting an online auction. Our items include books, artwork, front-row tickets to a Jackson Browne concert, a subscription to an at-home Miami-inspired dance-cardio class, a Fender American Acoustasonic guitar, and more. Plus, new items are being added weekly. Place your bids to support CDA’s work advocating for a U.S.-Cuba policy based on engagement!

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 05/13/2022

May 13, 2022

Dear Friends,

In celebration of CDA’s 15th anniversary, we are hosting an online auction. Our items include books, artwork, a subscription to an at-home Miami-inspired dance-cardio class, a Fender American Acoustasonic guitar, and more. Plus, new items are being added weekly. Place your bids to support CDA’s work advocating for a U.S.-Cuba policy based on engagement!

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 05/06/2022

May 6, 2022

Dear Friends,

We are saddened to hear of the tragic news today of the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel. We offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the friends and families of those killed and injured and offer our sincere support to the Cuban people during this difficult time. We hope for a speedy recovery for those injured, and comfort for the families of those lost.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 05/02/2022

May 2, 2022

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, Cuba reported 155 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 822 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 1,103,286 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,527. Approximately 89.8 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (not including the booster). For a graph of case numbers since March 2020, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief 04/22/2022

April 25, 2022

Dear Friends,

This Thursday U.S. and Cuban officials met in Washington for a bilateral migration dialogue. CDA encourages the Biden-Harris administration to continue engaging on issues of mutual concern in order to advance U.S. interests, avoid future humanitarian and migratory crises, mitigate strain on resources along the migratory route, and reduce further suffering on the part of the Cuban people. Read CDA’s statement on the meeting here.

Yesterday, Cuba reported 282 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 1,345 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 1,101,220 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,523. Approximately 89.7 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (not including the booster). For a graph of case numbers since March 2020, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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