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Take Cuba Off the Terrorist List

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 3rd February, 2015 | No Comments

WG copyrightThe new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles. But despite this long-awaited meltdown of US policies that added to the island’s economic woes but never succeeded in tumbling Cuba’s communist government, a portion of the Cold War edifice remains intact: Cuba is still on the US terrorist list.
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¡Cuba Sí, Bloqueo No!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 17th December, 2014 | 5 Comments

BloqueoToday’s historic announcement by the Presidents of the United States and Cuba that they intend to normalize diplomatic relations is cause for celebration on both sides of the Straits of Florida. Global Exchange applauds the two governments, their Canadian interlocutors, Pope Francis and all who played a role in bringing us to this important moment.
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The Voices of the Cuban Five

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th May, 2014 | 4 Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveGlobal Exchange announced the Cuban Five as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in April, in advance of the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards, held May 8 in San Francisco, CA. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero – three of the Cuban Five – remain in prison in the United States, and René González and Fernando Gonzales have recently been released, after serving the entirety of their sentences and all have written letters to Global Exchange, expressing appreciation for the Award and awareness raising of their cases.
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Tengo Talento: Showcasing Cuban Talent

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours on 9th April, 2014 | 2 Comments

344101-250Tengo Talento is about the new generation of talent in Cuba. World renowned artist take to the streets to find the next talent in their field. Learn more about this project and travel on a journey from Havana to Santiago searching the next stars in Jazz, Hip Hop and Rumba.
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“Cuban Twitter” Scandal Evokes Memories of Cold War Tactics

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

CubanTwitterLast Thursday morning, the Associated Press published an investigative report detailing the implementation of a USAID project that was designed to spread the use of a Twitter like service (called ZunZuneo) which could be used to eventually stir unrest in Cuba. Since then, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D- VT) called for a Congressional Hearing about […]
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Who Are the Cuban Five?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, World News & Events on 4th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveThe Cuban Five are heroes to the Cuban people, well known to many around the globe, but to most in the United States, their case is unknown.
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From Cuba With Love

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Reality Tours on 14th January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Permaculture Garden in Cuba Photo Credit: The Brooklyn ReaderReality Tour participant Dara Cooper returned from a recent trip to Cuba and posted about what she learned there and linking it to the food justice movement in her home community of Brooklyn, NY.
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Cuban Artist Kokino Responds to Jay-Z Trip to Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 15th May, 2013 | No Comments

Cuban Rap Duo Anonimo Consejo. Photo credit Havana Cultura.While the media storm in response to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s recent trip to Cuba has begun to settle down, those who are most directly affected by U.S. foreign policy in Cuba- Cubans living on the island- continue to feel the repercussions of a conversation, that at least in the U.S. media, excludes their voices. Kokino, […]
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What Do Responses to Jay-Z’s Song “Open Letter” About Cuba Trip Mean?

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 23rd April, 2013 | 6 Comments

Cuban Rap and R&B artist Danay SuarezFurthering the media frenzy following Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent People-to-People cultural exchange to Cuba, a conversation has sprung up about travel to Cuba, through recorded and remixed lyrical songs. Jay-Z started off with the first track “Open Letter.” In this freestyle rap, Jay-Z responds to some of the criticisms of the trip: “politicians never did […]
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Beyonce, Tell President Obama to Lift the Travel Ban on Cuba!

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 18th April, 2013 | 4 Comments

Photo shared under Creative Commons license.If you have been following the news lately you’ve seen that famous musicians Beyonce and Jay-Z created a media storm by recently participating in a People-to-People cultural exchange in Cuba. It’s time now for you to talk action.
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