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Statement from U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor in Support of the Cuban People’s Fundamental Rights Ahead of Planned November 15th Peaceful Protests

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As Cubans and Cuban Americans gather in peaceful protest, I stand with them in solidarity – for freedom and fundamental human rights in the face of worsening oppression from the communist regime. Autocratic Cuba has failed its people. It is time for the Cuban people to be able to freely choose their leadership and their future, and for a peaceful transfer of power. Cuban citizens must be allowed t...

Rep. Castor to President Biden: Tampa Supports Freedom for the People of Cuba

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Today, U.S. Rep Kathy Castor (FL14) wrote President Joe Biden thanking him for his support of the Cuban people and the direct sanctions on the communist regime members responsible for the ongoing repression and response to the peaceful protests that continue in Tampa today. Text of the letter can be found here and below: RE: Freedom for the People of Cuba Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the citi...

Trump Policy Exacts Harsh Toll on Entrepreneurs in Cuba and the Freedom of Americans to Travel

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Today’s announcement does nothing to hurt the Cuban government, rather Cuban entrepreneurs, American businesses and the American public will be the ones to suffer. Americans should be able to travel freely and remain our best ambassadors to promote democracy and human rights.

U.S. Rep. Castor Meets with Cuban President, Stresses Importance of Continued Dialogue and Engagement

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“For the first time in nearly six decades, the world is seeing Cuba without a Castro at the helm. For the United States, this is a new opportunity for improved relations with our neighbor just 90 miles off the Florida coast – one we cannot afford to let slip by. During the meeting, I stressed the importance of continued dialogue and engagement between the U.S. and Cuba to benefit the citizens of both countries. President Díaz-Canel expressed the hope for normal relations between the two countries as well.

Statement from Bipartisan Cuba Working Group on President Trump's Plan to Roll Back Cuba Normalization Efforts

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Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Co-Chairs of the Cuba Working Group (CWG), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR), Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), and Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN), released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that he intends to roll back the policies that expanded travel to and trade with Cuba: