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Cuban entrepreneurs and private business owners urge President Biden to lift sanctions and restore path to normalization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8th, 2021 Contact: Elena Freyre (786)683-8241 [email protected] [email protected] HAVANA - On November 8th, 247 Cuban private entrepreneurs, businesses and cooperatives sent a letter to President Biden denouncing the harmful impact that U.S. sanctions have had on their livelihoods. Despite campaign promises to reverse failed policies of prior administrations, President Biden continues to maintain the 243 sanctions against Cuba that the Trump administration added to the…

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Statement by Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE)

For 29 years, member states of the United Nations have voted on a resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba. Today, the international community spoke nearly unanimously again, with 184 states against 2 (the United States and Israel). The world community has once again affirmed that this extraterritorial embargo which is effectively an economic blockade is an unjust, cruel and outdated policy that only isolates the…

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Over 100 NGOs urge Biden to follow Obama and abstain from June 23 United Nations vote condemning Cuba embargo

For immediate release June 7, 2021 Contact:  Angelica Salazar (English), 415-259-9594/ [email protected] Elena Freyre (Spanish), 786-683-8241/ [email protected]   Over 100 NGOs urge Biden to follow Obama and abstain from June 23 United Nations vote condemning Cuba embargo Human rights, religious, and policy organizations call on the Biden administration to instead use the opportunity to announce a reversal of the Trump policy on the global stage. Dozens of human rights, religious,…

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Alliance on Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) Statement on Trump Administration’s Adding Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terror 

We are outraged to see that the Trump Administration has once again added Cuba to the list of State Sponsors of Terror. This is a politicized move that has one goal: to place obstacles in the path of diplomatic engagement and normalization that the incoming administration has pledged to pursue. It is particularly shameful for the Trump Administration to make evidence-free accusations of terrorism against Cuba just days after a mob…

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The US blockade prohibiting humanitarian flights to Cuba affects the human rights of Cubans

PRESS RELEASE Washington DC, Nov. 25, 2020.-- ACERE, an alliance of organizations that seeks to create constructive policies by the United States towards Cuba, denounced the blocking of two charter flights that sought to transport medical supplies from Miami to Havana as a serious affront to international human rights. The companies - Skyway Enterprises and IBC Airways - requested a formal permit for these flights to bring critical medical aid…

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The Alliance For Cuba Engagement And Respect

The people of Cuba have long been suffering under an economic blockade by the United States that places restrictions on food, medicine, and even economic support from relatives. President Trump not only reversed President Obama’s move to strengthen relations but further tightened the blockade. Despite high hopes, President Biden has so far failed to bring about improved relations. After 60 years of failed policy, it is time to demand a different path forward.

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