Group Favoring Improved US/Cuba Relations to Hold Conference in Miami

Authentic Cuba.  Photo: Juan Suarez.
Authentic Cuba. Photo: Juan Suarez.

HAVANA TIMES — The group calling itself CAFÉ (Cuban Americans for Engagement) is holding a conference this Saturday in Miami to discuss possibilities and scenarios for normalizing relations between the US and Cuba.

The following is their press release:

CAFE Conference: “US/Cuba Relations, the Second Obama Administration: ?The Cuban-American Community and changes in Cuba- Building bridges for better relations” 

Cuban Americans For Engagement, joined by FORNORM, Generacion Cambio Cubano and Cuba Educational Travel ?will hold a one-day conference/gathering in Miami.

Miami — CAFE (Cuban Americans for Engagement) in conjunction with FORNORM, Generación Cubano Cambio, and Cuba Educational Travel will hold a one-day conference to engage the Cuban-American community in a discussion about normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

The conference, entitled “US/Cuba Relations, the Second Obama Administration: ?The Cuban-American Community and changes in Cuba- Building bridges for better relations”, is intended to be a “conversation among Cubans” and will include three panels comprised of panelists from Cuba, the Cuban-American community, and American experts on Cuba. The topics will include the evolving relationship between the Cuban people and its diaspora and the positive changes between both governments that a majority of Cuban-Americans would like to see transpire.

WHAT: Conference that seeks to improve relations between the US and Cuban governments that would mutually benefit both populaces.

WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Hotel Sofitel. 5800 Blue Lagon Drive. Miami, Fl.  33126 (Phone: 305/ 264-4888)

WHO:   CAFE, FORNORM, Cuba Eductional Travel, Generación Cambio Cubano and Cubans, Cuban-Americans and Americans who would like to contribute to better relations.

CAFE is a community organization of Cuban Americans and American citizens from throughout the United States that advocates for the pursuit and implementation of a new relationship between the U.S. and Cuba based on principles of exchange, engagement, normalization of relations and diplomacy.

7 thoughts on “Group Favoring Improved US/Cuba Relations to Hold Conference in Miami

  • The embargo has been proven to be a mistake. It continues to be a mistake. The US government continues to be ridiculed by the civilized world because of it. And Moses, there’s a big difference between “maleness”, or being “macho”…and the ability to “man-up” when a mistake needs correction. You would do well, as would your government, taking lessons from the rest of the world in that regard, never mind a Canadian. But on a personal note, I certainly know when to bend my foolish pride to help right a wrong instead of continually hiding behind the blind ignorance, intolerance, and arrogance that you constantly exude in helping to maintain your government’s interventionist policies that now serve no purpose.

  • Terry, who says the embargo was a mistake? The fact it did not achieve its primary purpose does not mean it has failed entirely. The embargo helped to contain the spread of the Castros failed ideology. It has helped to drain Soviet resources which would have otherwise been used against the West in some other form. One other thing, the US does not lack for “maleness”. Indeed, one could argue that US policy has too much testosterone and not too little. Besides, I really don’t think we need to get our “macho” lessons from a Canadian.

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