Not in our name

News from Cuba | Sunday, 15 July 2012

A new group of Cuban Americans favoring relations with Cuba's government has officially formed in Washington,DC. The group, Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE), includes Cuban Americans from Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Kentucky. Recently, they met with members of the U.S. Congress, the State Department, and the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, DC. The group said in their announcement: 

“During our visits with congressional offices we underlined the very important message that the Cuban-American community is not monolithic and that many voices exist within this community that favor a policy of more engagement with Cuba, including the end to the travel ban for all US citizens.”

“In all of the offices we visited, including that of Senator Marco Rubio, we emphasized that we do not feel represented by Cuban Americans who currently hold positions as representatives and senators in Congress. We categorically reject any attribution of said members to speak on the behalf of our community as a whole.”

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