After some 16 months of studying Trump’s severe tightening of the longstanding US economic blockade of Cuba that contributed to serious food & medicine shortages and a sharp increase in Cubans attempting to enter the US without a visa, these policy steps include increasing consular services and visa processing, and limited broadening of travel opportunities to Cuba.
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).
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Tuesday the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba was “genocidal policy,” raising the stakes in a standoff with Washington over its treatment of the Communist-ruled Caribbean island.
American schools require no more than 45 minutes of music education a week, and most of that is just fumbling with plastic recorders. If you look 90 miles south, you’ll find a country that treats their music department the way Texas treats youth football.
IFCO/Pastors for Peace Virtual Event: Cuba 2022 — Eyewitness Accounts from International May Day Brigade & Other Delegations
Virtual meeting May 24th to hear about the experiences of the International May Day Brigade; delegates of Brigadistas from around the world met for two weeks with union workers, farmers, neighborhood groups, health and scientific workers, women’s groups, and artists!
National School of Public Health of Cuba and University of Minnesota sign Memorandum of Understanding
University of Minnesota and the National School of Public Health of Cuba (ENSAP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday with the aim of strengthening their academic and research ties,
Hurry! Applications now open through May 31st
Milwaukee Car & Bike Caravan, Sunday 5/29/22 to call for lifting the US blockade on Cuba
Video produced by BreakThrough News offers a convenient background of the long-term situation of the Cuban people, a result of decades of U.S. Cuba policy.
An Op-Ed by Anthony DePalma in the LA Times on the libreta, whose pages dictate the Cuban ration system.
Upcoming Travel to Cuba