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President Donald Trump’s announcement of a rollback of several Obama-era reforms on US-Cuba policy is a step in the wrong direction. During his electoral campaign, the president promised a “better deal” for Cuba. However, neither the majority of Cuban Americans, nor, the Cubans find anything good in going back in time to measures and restrictions from the Cold War era that will ultimately hurt Cuban families. If the purpose is to strengthen democracy and promote human rights on the island, the new policy will be far from being able to achieve it.
Comunicado de prensa de acerca de la terminación del la ley "pies secos-pies mojados" y el Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program
January 12, 2017. El presidente Barack Obama ha anunciado la terminación de la ley “pies secos-pies mojados”, implementada por el presidente Bill Clinton en 1995, así como el Cuban Medical Parole Program, diseñado por el presidente George W. Bush en el 2006. Ambos anuncios llegan después de un encuentro entre oficiales cubanos y norteamericanos este jueves en Washington, centrado en el tema del tráfico humano.
Press Release on President Barack Obama’s announcement to end the wet foot-dry foot policy and The Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program
January 12, 2017. President Barack Obama has announced the termination of the “wet foot-dry foot” policy implemented by President Bill Clinton in 1995, as well as the end of the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program, fostered by President George W. Bush since 2006. Both announcements came after a recent meeting between Cuban and U.S. officials this Thursday in Washington in an effort to fight human trafficking.
January 12, 2007. U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), along with Rick Crawford (R-AR), Mark Sanford (R-SC), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Justin Amash (R-MI), and members of the House Cuba Working Group, reintroduced today the Cuban Trade Act of 2017, which advocates for lifting the embargo and the restoring of normal trade with Cuba.
January 07, 2017 . Just two weeks before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) and Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) have reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act for consideration by the 115th Congress, a legislation that would remove restrictions on traveling to Cuba for tourist purposes.
Comunicado de prensa de CAFE sobre el segundo aniversario del restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas entre Cuba y EEUU
17 de diciembre, 2016. Hoy, 17 de diciembre de 2016, Cuban Americans for Engagement quiere felicitar nuevamente la decisión del presidente Barack Obama de iniciar una nueva dinámica entre Cuba y EEUU. En estos dos años, aunque los avances han estado marcados por las lógicas restricciones y anquilosamiento que han caracterizado la relación entre las dos naciones por más de 50 años, hemos sido testigos de avances beneficiosos para las dos naciones, quedando en evidencia a la vez la inutilidad y anacronismo del embargo.
March 20, 2016. CAFE is pleased to express our gratitude and our support for President Barack Obama for having set in motion the overdue process of normalization of relations with Cuba. As the president, his family, members of his cabinet, and a large contingent of U.S. congressional members and staff are set to arrive in Havana this afternoon it is evident that the inevitable march towards normalization and reconciliation continues without pause. This official visit, unthinkable just a few years ago, marks an important milestone of the end of the first phase in that process.
February 9, 2016. CAFE denounces Martí Noticias for proving, once again, its utter lack of journalistic integrity by publishing an article slandering Arturo Lopez-Levy. Not only was this not original material, being from an obscure blog, but it was also a complete misinterpretation of Lopez Levy's highly sought-after analysis. The article is yet another example of Marti Noticias dissemination of pro-embargo ideology and McCarthyist dogma.
"WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ENGAGEMENT ANYMORE; NOW WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MARRIAGE" --CAFE, Cuba Consultation, June 2015
AT THE CUBA CONSULTATION, CUBAN AMBASSADOR JOSÉ RAMÓN CABAÑAS STARTED HIS SPEECH BY PRAISING THE WORK OF CAFE. GLAD TO BE INITIATORS OF THE CHANGE.
CAFE IN WASHINGTON. On April 2012 CAFE visited Washington for the first time. Our trip aimed at promoting new dynamics of engagement between Cuba and the U.S. We met with members of Congress, the U.S. State Department, and the Cuban Embassy, former Interest Section. History shows that that we were heard by our counterparts. This is a candid video of that first visit.
Thanks, President Obama!
CAFE is pleased to express our gratitude and our support for President Barack Obama for having set in motion the overdue process of normalization of relations with Cuba. As the president, his family, members of his cabinet, and a large contingent of U.S. congressional members and staff are set to arrive in Havana this afternoon it is evident that the inevitable march towards normalization and reconciliation continues without pause. This official visit, unthinkable just a few years ago, marks an important milestone of the end of the first phase in that process.
CAFE se complace expresar nuestro agradecimiento y apoyo al presidente Barack Obama por haber puesto en marcha el proceso de normalización de las relaciones con Cuba. Mientras el presidente, su familia, los miembros de su gabinete, y un gran contingente de miembros del Congreso de Estados Unidos y el personal se alistan para llegar a La Habana esta tarde, se hace evidente que la marcha hacia la normalización y la reconciliación es inevitable. Esta visita oficial, impensable hace sólo unos pocos años, marca un hito importante del fin de la primera fase de ese proceso.
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