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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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Support 5 Consecutive Days for the Cuban 5

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 23rd March, 2012 | No Comments

Obama... Give me five!Since 1989, Global Exchange has played a leading role in the national campaign to normalize relations with Cuba our Caribbean neighbor. Our primary goals are: -End the U.S. blockade of Cuba -End travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba -Get Cuba removed from the U.S. list of “potential terrorist countries” -Support and learn from Cuba’s […]
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Welcome the Children’s Theater of Cuba to the USA!

Posted by in World News & Events on 14th October, 2011 | No Comments

Roberto ChileGlobal Exchange warmly invites you to experience the internationally acclaimed Cuban children’s theater, La Colmenita (The Little Beehive) as it brings a high-energy and entertaining mix of rock and roll and fairy tales to Washington, New York and San Francisco from October 15 – 29.
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Show your Support for Pastors for Peace!

Posted by in World News & Events on 21st July, 2011 | 1 Comment

pastors4peaceYesterday, the Pastors for Peace US/Cuba Friendshipment Caravan crossed the US/Mexico border on its way to Cuba. In its 22nd year, the goal of the Caravan is to deliver 100 tons of humanitarian aid and defy the US trade and travel blockade against Cuba. Unfortunately, upon arrival at the US/Mexico border, U.S. border agents confiscated seven computers intended as humanitarian gifts for hospitals and schools.
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New U.S.-Cuba Travel Regulations and You

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 22nd February, 2011 | 1 Comment

cubaeconomybuilding_bannerWondering about the Obama administration’s January 14th announcement that lifts some government-imposed restrictions on travel to Cuba for several categories of U.S. Citizens? Join us for a webinar on March 1st at Noon (PST) to learn about what the recent changes to US travel restrictions to Cuba mean for you. We’ll explore the opportunities ahead and what the ongoing constraints still are without normalized diplomatic relations between our countries.
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Help fully regain People to People travel to Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 8th February, 2011 | 2 Comments

CubanSchoolChildren_bannerAt this time, staff from the Departments of State and Treasury are writing up the “guidelines” for these new categories of legal travel, determining which regulations will be interpreted liberally, allowing more US citizens to travel freely to Cuba, and which will be interpreted in a more rigid way, denying or obstructing the right to travel for US citizens. Contact Congress and help fully regain People to People travel to Cuba.
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Change in U.S. Cuba Travel Policy: What Does this Mean for You?

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 20th January, 2011 | 4 Comments

cuba3So can I travel to Cuba or not? That’s what many Americans are wondering since the Obama administration’s January 14th announcement that it is lifting some government-imposed restrictions on travel to Cuba for several categories of U.S. citizens. Find out whether you fall into one of these categories, and a bit more about the recent change in U.S. Cuba travel policy.
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Highlights and Headlines from 2010

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 4th January, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN11712011 is finally here. So now seems as good a time as any to take stock of everything we’ve accomplished in the past year, to draw together our challenges and victories and lay them out there for you to see. Since there isn’t space enough to showcase everything, we’ve selected a few of our favorite highlights from 2010 to share with you:
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