In light of migrant deaths at sea, the editorial board of the Miami Herald urges Biden to prioritize Cuba policy changes.
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).
The founder of CODEPINK writes of the dire food and medicine shortages in Cuba, so far addressed by grassroots efforts like Syringes to Cuba but ignored by the Biden administration.
A painful but good review of the plan and impact of US policy on Cuba’s food crisis, from one of the top US scholars on US/Cuba relations.
The Oxfam report Right to Live without a Blockade reveals the impact of nearly six decades of sanctions imposed by successive US governments on the Cuban population. It focuses on the human […]
On May 24, 2021, the Duluth (MN) News-Tribune published an editorial piece about the value of trade with Cuba if the current embargo was lifted. A bill introduced in the Senate by […]
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The Saving Lives Campaign and Global Health Partners are building a broad-based, urgent drive to supply these vital medical tools to Cuba. The country has a shortage of 20 million syringes vital […]
A photo essay from The Guardian shows poignant images of Cuba during the pandemic.
36 Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Organizations and Farmers Deliver Letter to Biden Urging for a Change in Cuba Policy
Growing support in Congress and in the US for reversing Trump’s harmful policies towards Cuba.
Trump’s “maximum pressure” approach to Cuban immigration to the US created pent-up demand to leave Cuba. This is exacerbated by the shortages caused by the US embargos against the island nation, and […]