Latin America Working Group http://www.lawg.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=464&Itemid=68 Written by Paulo Gusmao & Andy Turner Friday, 24 July 2009 Activist groups nation-wide continue to rally against the travel ban. The Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization/ […]
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).
By Michael Voss BBC News, Havana The waiting room at Cuba’s largest eye hospital, Pando Ferrer, is packed with patients. Many come from across Latin America and the Caribbean, with everything paid […]
By Andrea Rodriguez, AP, 06/02/09 Microsoft has nixed the use of its Messenger software in Cuba, stating that it’s complying with U.S. sanctions against the Cuban government. . While the Cuban government […]
By Frank Cerabino, Palm Beach Post, 06/18/09 TV Marti launched on the afternoon of March 27, 1990. All went well for 23 minutes. Then Cuba started blocking the U.S. signal. And that’s […]
Devastated by three “Category 4” Hurricanes by Sept. 2008, and then Paloma in November Despite significant damage and a number of deaths and injuries in the US, our officials have openly expressed relief […]
Our coalition is supporting a petition campaign for the “Cuban 5,” who were arrested on September 12, 1998, and whose convictions on conspiracy charges are now the subject of a request for […]
Click here for the full text of Barack Obama’s speech to the Cuban American National Foundation, on Cuban liberty and US policies, and click here for Fidel Castro’s reflections on Obama’s speech […]
May 24, 2008 Agence France Presse HAVANA (AFP) — About 1,800 Cubans are over 100 years old, making it the country with the highest rate of centenarians, an expert said Saturday. Eugenio […]
Program will help her earn medical degree — for free By Joel Dresang Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 17, 2006 Joya Mosley sees Cuba as a land of opportunity. As the world scrutinizes […]
Recent articles Cuba: “Green” Medicine Flourishing in Eastern Cuba CUBA PRODUCES ANTI-RETROVIRAL MEDICINE FOR AIDS PATIENTS Another Cuban medical breakthrough — inexpensive synthetic vaccine against meningitis & pneumonia UN agency highlights work […]