Engage Cuba strikes back

Charly Morales Valido, on: Travel
Engage Cuba strikes back

You have to acknowledge that Engage Cuba doesn't give up... President Donald Trump gets tougher, and still the U.S. coalition presented in the US Senate a bill to lift the so-called embargo imposed by Washington against Cuba over 55 years ago.


The president of Engage Cuba, James Williams, celebrated that democratic Senator Ron Wyden had introduced the U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2017, which repeals outdated sanctions on Cuba and establishes normal trade relations with the island nation. The proposal was co-sponsored by six other members of the Democratic Party, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Durbin, Tom Udall, Patty Murray and Jeff Merkley.

The initiative would repeal the major statutes that codify sanctions against Cuba, including the Helms-Burton Act of 1996 and the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 by Torricelli, as well as other provisions that impact trade, investment, and travel with Cuba.

By the way, US Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden criticized President Donald Trump's decision to reverse some of the progresses in the rapprochement with Cuba. According to Senator Wyden, his initiative 'presents an alternative vision that looks to the future and at fostering the exchange of ideas and commerce between the two countries.'

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