Report on Trip to Washington DC, Feb 25-27

By Benjamin Willis

cubaThis past 25th through the 27th of February 2013, CAFE, Cuban Americans for Engagement, held a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with different officials and legislators of the U.S. Federal government. Three groups of CAFE members realized congressional office visits to both veteran and freshman Senate and House members. Among them, our groups were received by three members of Congress, Sam Farr (D-CA), Joe Garcia (D-FL), and by Jim McGovern (D-MA).  In the executive branch we were received by the U.S. State Department. Apart from these visits we met with two prominent analysts of U.S.-Cuba relations. Peter Kornbluh, a principal analyst at the National Security Archives at George Washington University, and Wane Smith, the first head of the U.S. Interest Section in La Habana for 1977-82, provided an analysis of current policy and engendered a productive discussion. We also visited the Cuban Interest Section and met with Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabañas and other members of the Cuban office in Washington. Sigue leyendo