Month: June 2019

Why Is Trump Assaulting Americans’ Freedom to Travel to Cuba? He’s trolling for votes in Florida at the expense of our constitutional rights and economic support for the Cuban people.

Why Is Trump Assaulting Americans’ Freedom to Travel to Cuba? He’s trolling for votes in Florida at the expense of our constitutional rights and economic support for the Cuban people. IFCO’s CubaBuzz: Issue 155 Consortium News, June 14, 2019 Marjorie Cohn calls out the hypocrisy of the U.S. hitting Cuba with new travel restrictions in reprisal for “destabilizing the region.” Escalating his policy to economically strangle Cuba, President Donald Trump has imposed new restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. persons. The Office of Foreign Assets Control will no longer allow the popular “people-to-people” educational travel and they will deny licenses to cruise ships, the most common way people visit Cuba. “While this further escalation of the Trump administration’s economic war on Cuba is very harmful to the people of Cuba and its private sector, it also directly impacts U.S. people,” Art Heitzer, chairperson of the National Lawyers Guild Cuba Subcommittee, told Truthout. “It will limit their freedom to travel, disrupting the lives and jobs of many Cuban-Americans in south Florida.” Read the...

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Brighton CSC Newsletter May 2019

Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign Newsletter May 2019 c/o 16 Old Salts Farm Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8JD. Dear member. Here is your newsletter which gives details of our events and activities over the last three months. I am happy to continue sending these by post. If however, in the interest of saving on the cost of a stamp, anyone would like to have an email version, please let me know – thebeppes@hotmail.com On the 5 th of March, Fransisco Dominguez spoke to us about “Venezuela, the reality.” One of his principle messages was that despite economic difficulties, Venezuela is not experiencing the level of crisis reported by the majority of the mainstream press. He conveyed both his concerns for Venezuela in light of the increased interference from the US administration, and his confidence that the country would withstand this. Our April meeting, (Colombia, the US ally in Latin America), was postponed as our speaker was ill. We will rebook him for the autumn. Lauren Collins spoke to us on Tuesday the 7 th of May, about “ Cuba, the new constitution and other changes”. She presented us with a fascinating account of how Cubans got involved with the process of debating and finally choosing the contents of the constitution. The vote on Sunday the 24 th of February 2019 saw 84.4% of the country’s 8.7 million voters participate...

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