See original link Here Havana Youth, the debut photobook by Washington, DC–based photographer Greg Kahn, shines a light on the new Havana—feisty, sexy, alive, and evolving. It’s a stark contrast to the […]
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).
Please see this open letter to the President and to Congress by leaders of U.S. faith groups, including the National Council of Churches and many major denominations, calling concretely for improved U.S.- […]
By Matt Trinder For Morning Star 11.29.19 CUBA is the most sustainably developed country in the world, according to a new report launched today. The socialist island outperforms advanced capitalist countries including […]
Original Story UN News November 7, 2019 For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed […]
[Note: even though the deadline may have passed, we post this as an example of recent group trips to Cuba] MEDICC- Exploring Health, Wellness & Culture in Cuba
A MEDICC Gateways Professional Research Opportunity Join MEDICC for an insider’s look at intersections between health and culture in Cuba’s unique and historic capital! When: February 16-22, 2020 – Registration Deadline November 13, 2019 Where: Cuba’s […]
By The Associated Press via The New York Times October 25, 2019 MIAMI — The Trump administration is banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities except Havana in the latest move to roll […]
Story by Josh Rubin for the Toronto Star on October 2, 2019 When Monica Bustelier noticed thousands of dollars missing from her bank account in late August, the owner of the Little […]
October 2019 Special Issue Now Online! When representatives of nearly 200 countries gather at the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, MEDICC Review takes the opportunity to share with readers both […]
The Trump administration changed the rules for Americans traveling to Cuba in June, but it did not close down tourism By Amy Virshup for the New York Times, September 30, 2019 1. You […]
On a road trip across the island, music is everywhere and each region moves to its own defining rhythm. Interactive Article with Compelling Video and Music by Shannon Sims for the New […]